A 4 and ½ Minute Primer on the Future (Heads-up, it’s already here.)

Posted 10.09.2009

As the late, great Gilda Radner might have said as Emily Litella (I know I’m skewing way old here), “What’s all this I hear about social media?”

If you’ve been asking yourself that question, take 4 and ½ minutes to watch this video.  Guaranteed that there is at least one stat that will blow you away:

The implications for leaders in this new world are endless. Let’s start with the point that in the future it will be more about Dale Carnegie (Winning Friends and Influencing People) and less about David Ogilvy (the granddaddy of Mad Men). In other words a lot more listening and a lot less selling.

OK, all you leaders out there, what are the things in this video that make you go hmmm?  What are the things that make you say, “Holy crikes, I better get busy.”?  What are you changing?  What are you going to change?

It better be something because the future is already here.