There are two types of people in the world — those who view the future with fear, worry and concern — and the rest of the people who look at the future as an opportunity.
The latter group are the innovators; the former group will do everything they can do dismiss the idea of doing anything differently. (They use the “innovation killer phrases” which I often use on stage…..)
I just grabbed a quick video clip from a talk I did for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Chamber of Commerce earlier this fall (which drew a standing room only crowd of 800 people), in which I’m talking about the attitudes of farmers towards the future. I spent a bit of time talking about the 10 Big Trends for Agriculture, and put into perspective that we really need to focus on the opportunity of the upside.
It might be worth a watch, because it really puts these two camps into perspective.