“You must have a positive vision of the future”,
is a quote that I’ve once written down on a piece of paper and it stands on my bookshelf right in front of me where I can see it whenever I work on my computer.
For any business this is vital for success and to keep on keeping on when times are tough. The hope for a better future is what makes one willing to take risks in business. You are willing to borrow money when you believe that business in ... continue reading
We certainly live in unusual times.
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d go up to a bank teller with a mask on, asking for money.
Even to go shopping is different; standing in a queue to enter the shop and having sanitiser sprayed on your hands before entering. We are all used to queueing at tills before you exit a shop, but waiting in a queue to enter when it is not Black Friday is really something different.
The one thing though that concerns me is ... continue reading
The only thing that is certain about the future is the fact that it is uncertain.
One of the aspects that are assessed in personality tests is the degree to which someone is comfortable with change; the contrast being preference for a more predictable environment, i.e. maintaining the status quo. This implies that some people experience the uncertainty of the future as less threatening than others.
We live in times of great uncertainty. Tom Peters writes in one of his books that even working for a big company does not ... continue reading