Is This Future Shock?

general wibble from a retired technologist

Keep up with your social network as the crunch comes

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Everyone needs friends and contacts

While we find our way through the next year or two, there are going to be many changes. Orders get cancelled, expenditure is cut, and jobs will go.

If your circumstances change

Change brings opportunity, so accept it is inevitable, and look forward to what it will bring.

Your network is key to finding opportunities, so keep up with your network.

If you stay as you are

You’ll be fortunate, and unusual, but your friends and contacts will need you.

You may be key to them finding opportunity, so keep up with your network.

Change brings uncertainty

In the midst of change, people look for stability. Your tweet, blog post, IM or phone call might be the touch of normality people look for. Don’t stop being a social creature. Keep up with your network.

I was so tempted to have as the previous paragraph:

“Uncertainty brings doubt.
Doubt brings fear
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate . Hate leads to suffering.”

but I thought leading with Yoda

might be a bit much.

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Written by SteveEllwood

October 21st, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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  2. Sometimes all you want to do is crawl away.

    So maybe we need to be proactive for those we haven’t heard from for a while


    21 Oct 08 at 16:47

  3. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… what he was doing.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Kerry Buckley

    21 Oct 08 at 17:35


    Oh, sorry, Been in the office too long.


    22 Oct 08 at 01:48

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