Lifelong learning is a must
Hank Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury said: “The only thing you cannot afford not to do is learn.”
In this crazy world of ongoing change, learning is no longer an option. We are facing change caused by technology, by a current pandemic (Covid-19), by protests, an unstable worldwide economic situation and our own political issues.
Perhaps we should call this blog a call to “lifelong learning.” One thing that I will not accept is someone saying “I am too old” or “I don’t have time”. Change is the only constant we have to look forward to and unless you are aware of the change and are making plans to cope with the change, your business will suffer.
The words change and learning go together. For me, I love bookstores and between Barns and Noble and Amazon I have access to the best minds in the world. With the internet I subscribe to several business growth newsletters and use Google to help me understand new technologies and to find additional sources for learning.
You will notice that on occasion I reference a book from my library that is several decades old. Solid business basics are still viable and they form the foundation upon which a current business can grow. In other words, there are, what I call classics in business. If you are interested in getting a list of my favorites send me an e-mail request.
The best way to make sure you understand something new is to share it. Discuss new information with your peer/support group; write about it in your newsletter or share it with your industry. A good opening statement is:” Let me tell you what I have learned since our last visit.”
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