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Read Seth’s Blog: The status quo is taking a beating

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Seth Godin is a marketing and business guru but his words often apply in any context. For those who despair that the future is hopeless the following quote may inspire hope.

“.. there’s more leverage for the insurgent outsider than ever before in history.

The status quo is taking a beating, there’s no question about it. That’s what makes it a revolution.”

I especially enjoy “The status quo is taking a beating”. Much of how our society functions on what worked 50 or 100 years ago. Our school systems are still setup to work around harvest time when children would be needed at the farm. Our rate of consumption is a carry over from when resources were plentiful and our economy depended on each generation consuming more than the last.

The status quo is also not fit for the workplace. We no longer need (as many) silent, subservient employees to do repetitive work in the factories. More and more, companies are desperate for fully engaged and self managed individuals who can bring in innovative ideas. The demand for hard-working workers who do just what they are told is diminishing, especially when that work can be automated or outsourced.

Seth’s Blog: The chance of a lifetime.

Written by Tim ThinkAuthor

December 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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  1. interesting observation. change is needed, so this is a good thing.


    December 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm

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