Security rests in adaptability. Our current uncertain times can either freeze us from action, or create a space where we strengthen our ability to adapt. Remember, survival is based on "requisite variety".
That's a fancy biological term that basically means the organism that has the greatest number of responses to a situation has the greater chance of surviving. Watts Wacker, a noted futurist, offers six things we can do to gain more options for ourselves: · Learn to be a better listener. You don't learn when you are talking.
Read a trade magazine from a different industry.
Find two things in every issue that relate to your business.
Let your kids tutor you in a subject they know more about than you do.
Volunteer, and see the world through a different window.
Read what has stood the test of time.
Read Aristotle, Shakespeare, Adam Smith.
Reading the great books helps frame your thinking.