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Never say never

Canada is phasing out home postal delivery. Why does it matter to you?

Because it’s a great reminder of how radically things can change, and how fast — even when things seem inevitable. 

Example: Seven years ago, the iPhone didn’t exist. Now Motorola is a department of Google.

You need to train yourself to expect big, sudden change. It’s an important defensive tactic, and it’s the secret to entrepreneurial opportunity.  My recommendation — read a wide variety of non-fiction, business, and tech, with a healthy scoop of science fiction.

Fun fact: Many of today’s top internet entrepreneurs read the Tom Swift books when they were kids. Who else was writing about videoconferencing in 1913?

Tom swift photo telephone

And here’s Ray Kurzweil:

Tom swift kurzweil

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