Why am I starting a new blog, Outrun Change?
The amount of change taking place today is staggering. The rate of change is going to increase. That change is making our knowledge and skills obsolete. To keep up, we need to be learning and growing and stretching to keep up with all that change. We need to, shall we say, outrun all that change.
At the Christian Leadership Conference in April, Dr. Richard Swenson said that there will be 1,000 times more change in the next century than in the 20th century. He also pointed out there was more change in the 20th century than the previous 5,000 years. That is staggering.
My focus in the new blog will be on:
- the massive changes taking place around us
- what may be happening in the future
- increasing our awareness of the changes
- sorting out how we can step up our learning to keep pace
- maybe some ideas on how we can cope
I will be making this comment frequently:
We have two choices.
We can understand the change that is happening around us, accept that for reality, work within that framework, adapt to it, and then thrive.
Or we can get run over.
As I look around, I see big organizations, small companies, individuals, and my colleagues that are getting left behind.
The rate and volume of our learning needs to be more than enough to keep up with the radical change that surrounds us.
One of the reasons for having a new blog is to allow my other blogs to stay more focused on nonprofit issues of interest to the NPO community and attestation issues of interest to CPAs. Posts that have a more futurist focus will be here.