“We are at the end of the Industrial Age and the beginning of the Information Age. The people who are living in the Industrial Age are getting their butts kicked, and people who are thinking Information Age are winning. That’s the challenge.” Robert Kiyosaki
We live in one of the most exciting times in history. This is a time of change, new ideas, and new opportunities…..but only if you are willing to embrace it.
For most of the 20th century, only people with high status or managed corporations controlled not just tangible resources, but more importantly, knowledge capital.
Workers in the industrial age were taught what and how to think. Processes and systems were created to do more in less time…….and it worked.
The efficiency of the Industrial Age system takes precedence over each strength. Although that is effective for the system, it creates a great deal of individual waste.
Today, processes, systems, and the knowledge of “how” to do things is still relevant. However, in the information (knowledge) age, you need more than this. You need to do something with this knowledge, to use it to create new knowledge
The ‘know-what’ kind of knowledge is still important, but not as an end in itself. Rather, it is a resource, something to learn (or think) with.
So how does this apply to you?
Your passion, your ideas, your experiences, your creativity, and your personality matter.
In business, the information age provides an opportunity to introduce creative solutions to problems, attract others interested in your message, build authority, and enhance relationships.
Never has there been a better time to transfer your thoughts and ideas to those people and businesses that need your help.
Business professionals that are willing to risk uncertainty, overcome doubts, and go against the status quo will make a lasting impression.
You must realize that in the information age, your greatest asset is not your product, service, or company.
Your greatest assets are your ideas coupled with action. Ideas that cause momentum, solve problems, and introduce a new way of thinking.
You don’t have to sit back and wait. In fact, if you do, it’s too late.
Spend time each day learning, thinking, and creating. Don’t hold yourself back. What do you want? Now go make it happen.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein
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