US President Barack Obama once said, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
There has never been a more important time for change. As the world stands on the brink of the 4th Industrial Revolution, we are acutely aware that these changes will impact on the way we live and the way we work; jobs as we know them will become obsolete as robotics and artificial intelligence take over not just the low-paying jobs in production and manufacturing but also the high level jobs like those of lawyers, accountants, doctors and insurers.
It is said that the 4th Industrial Revolution is not about the rise of the machines, but about empowering people. The first step in doing that is to develop an entrepreneurial mindset that will see everyone creatively adapt to a new way of thinking, a new approach to life skills and to find ways of being self-employed within the new world order.
The first FASA Newsflash for 2020 looks at the business trends to watch out for, how thinking outside the box could be the start of a great franchise idea and also how not to forget that at the end of the day the customer is king!