It’s the End of the World as We Know It

By Dr. Hitendra Patel

Change is coming to every corner of our lives. What’s more, it’s coming fast. It’s going to be thrilling, unpredictable, and bigger than ever before. Are you ready? Are your businesses ready? The amazing scale and scope of changes happening today mean that this is the end of the world as we know it.

If you’re waiting to adjust to new circumstances until you have no choice, it will almost always be too late. The alternative to waiting is anticipating “what’s next?” and imagining “what if?” when that future becomes real.

Despite this great promise, a world-in-flux can be scary, especially because of the unprecedented speed. In the 1980s, in Motorola, a company dominated by forward-thinking engineers, predictions made were ahead of the curve – thinking change would come sooner. But today most people are behind the curve, because the habits leaders developed when they were growing up didn’t include constant vigilance in the face of all-encompassing changes. 

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Dr. Hitendra Patel
CEO at the IXL Center