Proceeding with my writing in more blog style on this page ...

25. Jan, 2020

Picture taken from https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/01/unlearning-unleashing-uplifting-faster-industry-4-0-gains-for-society-through-systems-leadership, more details at https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

"Today, the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent society’s most critical needs and stand as bright-line reminders that industry can and must move faster and more purposefully. In the balance, and within reach, is a chance to achieve world-changing improvements."

In order to reach the goals, a lot of change is required. Why not "copy and transfer" skills/expertise from other areas?

8 top stories from the week in Davos 2020
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/01/top-stories-from-the-week-in-davos-2020

7 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off Forever
https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/11/01/7-skills-that-are-hard-to-learn-but-payoff-forever

And we have to be successful in improving the situation quickly, or the following does not make sense anymore mid-term.

Susan Pinker - TED2017 - The secret to living longer may be your social life
https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_pinker_the_secret_to_living_longer_may_be_your_social_life

24. Jan, 2020

Picture taken from This is the biggest risk we face with AI, by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/01/this-is-how-quantum-computing-will-change-our-lives-8a0d33657f/ 

Davos 2020 finished today. What did we learn from Davos 2020?  https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/24/what-did-we-learn-from-davos-2020 

And some more articles from the #WEF portfolio:

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. -- Francis Bacon, English - Philosopher January 22, 1561 - April 9, 1626, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francis-Bacon-Viscount-Saint-Alban 

TED: Lessons from Leaders  https://www.ted.com/about/partner-with-ted/case-studies/td-ameritrade 

 

23. Jan, 2020

Picture provided by Howmuch.net at  https://howmuch.net/articles/companies-trillion-dollar-club 

What do the four have in common? All US based in the technology area, the did disrupt their market with new products or approaches, all four are offering platforms and three make a lot of money with Cloud solutions - Azure, AWS, Google.The four companies have been founded in the last 45 years - Apple (1976), Microsoft (1975), Amazon (1994) and Alphabet/Google (1998).

The next disrupter, founded in the current millenium in 2003, did just go up to Rank #2 this week in the list of Top 25 Automakers by Market Cap, not a surprise it is TESLA,  https://ww.electrek.co/2020/01/22/tesla-tsla-market-100-billion-musk-compensation-plan/#.  17 years in an industry, where the top 5 competitors have been founded between 1908 - 1937, and starting from scratch with a completely new approach, an electric only car.

When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, 'Nah, what's wrong with a horse?' That was a huge bet he made, and it worked. -- Elon Musk, South African - Businessman Born: June 28, 1971,  https://www.biography.com/business-figure/elon-musk 

Rank #2 is just by Market Cap and not sold cars per year or other significant Automotive industry parameters, but Elon must be doing some stuff right, if you like him or not.

 

22. Jan, 2020

Picture taken from Global Talent Trends 2020 report, page 68, with excerpts at  https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/trends-and-research/2020/global-talent-trends-2020 

I am pretty sure, because I am a Baby Boomer as well, born 1962, and have to work until age 67 before I can officially retire in Germany in the moment. So nearly 10 years to go, another decade. As we all know, how much can happen in a decade, let's go for it - interesting times are coming up.

I found more interesting stuff related to the topic - different generations in the workplace - let's have a look:

"So there you have it. In a historically tight labor market, the nuances of the multigenerational workforce—and what four unique generations at work really want—are clear and oh-so-real. Now the question is, what are employers going to do about it?" - taken from

"In the next two years – by 2022 – 42% of core skills required to perform existing jobs are expected to change." - see

"I’m a fan of Tom Peter’s idea, “Do stuff.” But keep the big picture in mind." - check this

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. -- Theodore Roosevelt, American - President October 27, 1858 - January 6, 1919 ,  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Theodore-Roosevelt 

 

20. Jan, 2020

I just have seen that Tanmay Vora did a book review about IKIGAI a week ago, see details at
http://qaspire.com/2020/01/13/ikigai-the-japanese-secret-to-a-long-and-happy-life-book-review/