Opinion – Is It Time to “Repot” Your Career? | Stanford Graduate School of Business – John Gelmini

Dr Alf raises interesting questions about the time to “repot”, based on 30 years of mentoring and coaching people.

Personally, I see the process as one which now has to be one of continuous metamorphosis, temporary future-proofing, the development of tertiary income streams in parallel with one’s mai career focus and constant monitoring of future trends.

We know from McKinsey’s that 50% of a given businesses competitors did not exist before 2 years ago and we know from the insurance industry that 50% of everything that happens is an unquantifiable “Black Swan ” event that may never repeat itself in the same way or at all.

We know too that 50% of American jobs will disappear within 20 years of 2013 BECAUSE Eric Schmidt of Google said it in that year and repeated it for good measure on You Tube in 2014.He later said that he would like to implant chips in people but that “the problem is that the technology is not quite there yet”.

This is the future world we saw a glimpse of in the Matrix whereby the hero has a “jump programme” inserted into his brain.

Professor Sir Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk the American billionaire have just written a letter warning of the dangers of artificial intelligence and the need to make it work FOR us and not surpass the general level of human intelligence by 2020 which is the view of Ray Kurzeweil Google’s Chief Scientist and a proponent of the Transhumanist Movement.

People will have to not only follow the Dr Alf 5 point plan but be aware of these developments as well.

John Gelmini

China smog cuts 5.5 years from average life expectancy – FT.com

This is a truly amazing and MUST READ article in the FT.

Life expectancy varies greatly from country to...

Life expectancy varies greatly from country to country. It is lowest in Africa and higher in Japan, Australia and Spain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Check it out!

via China smog cuts 5.5 years from average life expectancy – FT.com.

As I reflected on the implications of this article, I pondered the following open question:

Why are World leaders not addressing environmental issues effectively when there is already evidence of shorter lives yet alone future generations?

Any thoughts?

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