How do you think people felt in northern England in the late 1700s?
This was the birthplace of the first industrial revolution. Our new born factory model.
Or how about the vision of all those model Ts leaving the factory floor in the early 20th century? When good citizens saw the possibilities of mass production?
Now think about our current situation. “The internet of things” is looming. A new world where “www” extends to your 3D world of objects and thingamajigs.
Technology is hacking off the leg-irons, and innovators can roam freely.
People no longer need piles of cash to manufacture stuff, and labor costs won’t bind them.
The future of manufacturing is just ONE part of the seismic shift now underway.
Just ONE part.
The factory model is vanishing and entrepreneurs wield more power than ever. In fact, this shift (our 3rd industrial revolution) will build a new manufacturing economy and change the way we do everything.
Wow, Craig, what a revelation – all is changing. Master of the obvious strikes again.
I know. But think about it this way: The past 10 years was like four-wheeling through the tricky terrain of some rocky backcountry. The next five? Imagine being transported to the driver’s seat of a McLaren F1, rolling around the track at 150+ MPH … with no brakes.
That could be either scary or exhilarating, or both.
We’ve seen amazing stuff over the past few decades, but the next 5-10 years hold rubes like me spellbound.
BUT I won’t be like a motionless deer caught in the high-beams.
Think about the changes coming and what they mean for your business, your writing, your craft. How will you stay ahead of this?
Now really is the time to choose yourself. There will never be a better time to bust a move.
The old days? I don’t think we’ll ever look back fondly at those god awful gray cubicle walls, pounding your soul to a fine powder and sucking the life blood right out of you. Even though they have been a comfort to some, this accelerated change will flip that model on its head.
The question is, what DO you do to get out in front of these changes?
I know you’ve read about disruptive thinking, but have you tried it? Today might be your time to jump on this bullet train full of good crazy and choose yourself. If you own a business and need to get unstuck, disrupt your routine.
Focus on the craft
Forget about popularity and focus on a small group and how you can make them happy. STOP thinking about this as a popularity contest. Narrow your focus and work to build a relatively small list of people you can actually help, or entertain, or inspire. Embrace super creative content through passion and story.
Develop a laser-focused brand
And while you’re at it, why not join my list? This community is all about building something special through the power of Branding … and a HUGE part of that is getting un-stuck through creativity and planning.
After all, creativity is your best way out of the box.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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