“The impact of Covid-19 on our future? Speed was once a competitive advantage. The lack of it is now a destructive disqualifier!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I put up a long blog post and a related topic page yesterday, based on an article I wrote for ThinkTwenty20. It’s a new publication for financial professionals that is sponsored by CPA Canada, among others. You’ll find the full edition here.
The editor, Gerry Trites, has known me for over 40 years, and has seen my professional career go through a continual wild career evolution. He’d been watching my latest reincarnation through my virtual home broadcast studio, and asked me if I would write an article for their inaugural edition about the impact of Covid-19 on our future.
I knew exactly what to do, with this key line highlighting the article:
“The impact of Covid-19 on our future? In a nutshell, organizations have learned how to think, act, innovate, collaborate and disrupt at a speed faster than they might have ever considered. Speed was once a competitive advantage. The lack of it is now a destructive disqualifier!”
You’ll find the full article in my blog here: “Remember the Future? How Has the Pandemic Reshaped And Accelerated Our Reality? Here’s What You Need To Know!” The article was shaped around my “20 Trends into 2030” article which I pulled together just before the pandemic hit – it was a detailed overview of how the future would reshape 20 different industries.
Here’s the key issue : none of the trends I spoke about previously have gone away – and in fact, they’ve accelerated. If you don’t understand both the scope of the industry change, and the new metric of the speed with which they are occurring, your are missing out on the disruptive forces swirling around you.
I’m now fielding an increasing number of inquiries from potential clients for my future insight on how Covid-19 has reshaped the future of their industry, and so this article comes with perfect timing. With that in mind, we’ll be working at speed here in the home office to skew our Website topic content and other information to this new demand and reality. Once people wake up from the election insanity, and as we hopefully begin to see a bit of a stable future as we learn to better manage Covid-19, the future (rather than survival) returns as a key leadership focus.
Want to get started on your “futurizing?” You can find a nicely formatted page with the article through this link.