Few weeks ago I visited my elder friend (and business partner) because I needed him to brainstorm with me on my new business project.
The day happened to be the same day his old father visited him.
Here is an excited, lively old man.
As we were talking, I got to know that he was once into printing press business, in the era of typewritters and all those gigantic instruments.
Unfortunately, when computers was invented to serve ordinary men, this man and others like him went bankrupt.
He didn’t loose his business because of competition or because he was not good enough, he lost his business to technology.
Over the last century, so many businesses and jobs have been lost to technologies.
But, it’s not over yet.
Listen to this quotation;
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. Warren Bennis
It may not happen exactly as Bennis Pictures it, but believe me, the worse is ahead.
Tell me what job you have now and I’ll tell you that someone somewhere is preparing a machine, robot or other technology to do your job.
Are you a driver?
Some companies are already testing a driverless car.
Are you a banker?
There are already ATM machines that are doing the work of tellers, there are already USSD codes that make people bank without going to bank and soon, nobody will need to go to a bank all for anything.
Then, what happens to you?
No matter what your job is today, in fact, no student would go to university in the future, so if you’re a lecturer or a university staff, get prepared.
Online learning and certification is going to take away your job.
But why am I writing this?
So that you’ll get prepared.
Unfortunately, our school system is still busy teaching every child how to be employee.
That’s foolish, don’t you know?
I know many of you know that I hate school.
But if you don’t hate school, I’ll question you.
You think about it.
We are producing millions of children every year, to seek jobs. At the same time, we’re producing technologies to do jobs.
How does that make sense to you?
If you care about your life, take it away from your employer and make it yours, TODAY.
It’s not easy, but it’s possible.
If God could help me to do it, He can help you too.
I was a nobody, from a village, born sickly, by poor parents.
Today, by the grace of God, I’m not having problem of money.
I’m not a billionaire yet, but I have enough money to take care of myself, my family and some token to give out.
Get business education.
Read good business books.
Attend good business training. (Like this one)
Make mistakes and act again.
Make up your mind and fight hard.
I Love You.