Spring is nearly here. Students are finishing their exams and heading to summer jobs or co-op jobs. Some are graduating into the Real World. And high school students are about to choose where they will spend their next four or five years. It is a time of change, excitement and a bit of fear.
Many people have trouble dealing with change because, in my opinion, they misunderstand it. Change is common; disruption is annoying. So, learn to accept change by preparing to be the disruptor instead of the disruptee.
At the recent Toronto Real Estate Forum, Frank McKenna noted that Airbnb is now the world’s biggest hotel company and Uber is now the world’s biggest car company. People are worried about the decline of the once-dominant manufacturing sector because the number of employees down, but output is up. As he concluded: the Stone Age did not end to end because of a lack of stones. It ended because there was a better alternative. Continue reading