Mickey's Mail - 2/7/18 - Jumping into the Ocean
We were presented with overwhelming evidence of how the world is changing rapidly all around us, at a far faster pace than ever before in our history. My favorite slide over the two days was the one you see here that focused on disruptive companies that are dramatically changing the world we live in.
My father passed away in 1993, the year I was a Barnum Festival Ringmaster. Granted that was a quarter century ago, but none of these companies (Uber, Air BNB, Facebook, Instagram, NetFlix, and Amazon) even existed back then. I think (and wish) often that I could spend some time with him today and tell him about all these amazing changes. His disbelief would be palpable. He simply wouldn’t believe what a smart phone can do, or a smart watch, or Alexa, or a car without a driver, or what robots can do today. And I’m sure you could come up with a much longer list. Running a successful business today is an extraordinary challenge, but an exhilarating challenge at the same time!