Monday, 15 April 2019

"Are we nearly there, are we nearly there?"

People also ask, “Are we too early?”, “Are we too late?”, “What do we see for the future?”, “Will we change the world?”.

Well just remember what Bill Gates had to say . . . that “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction."

So will we change the world? Well someone will, and by starting now we shape the future. The start of the journey is hard but you should never try to look grounded and cool cynical by underestimating the change that will occur in the next ten years or throwing up the listing of the tiny fraction of the challenges that lie ahead as though you uniquely recognize them and that if you can't solve them then no-one can.

It might seem like experience and wisdom, but it’s often the root of the problem that has trapped the incumbents. And of course, to many, the challenges of the past always look easier, because someone else overcame them and we underestimate what it took to do that...


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