We have moved from a connected world to a hyper-connected world. Average no longer works. If you keep doing what you are doing you will get less than what you are getting. Thomas Friedman is the author of “The World is Flat” and “That Use to be Us.”
Thomas Friedman talked about five principles he tells his daughters they need to have the chance to succeed in this hyper-connected world.
1. Think like an immigrant which means to be a “permanent optimist,” but at the same time believe that nobody is going to help you.
2. Function like an artisan which means that you make it and put your name on it.
3. You have to become an entrepreneur.
4. PQ + CQ always beats BQ. This means that passion quotient plus curiosity quotient always beats out brain quotient. If you have brains as well, that’s all the better.
5. “Be like a waitress at Perkins in Minneapolis,” says Thomas Friedman. “When she served the pancakes with fruit she said, ‘You get extra fruit on your pancakes!'” She didn’t control much but she did control the fruit ladle. The lesson is this: Take what you’re doing and give extra.
And that my friends is called insightful advice. The video below will bring greater insight into these concepts. Enjoy.
“Do to others what you would have them do to you,” says Jesus. Just see what happens.