It’s probably a cliché to say that we live in times of big changes. Perhaps we just don’t notice the things that haven’t changed. The world-known auteur of management books, Henry Mintzberg, says: “You can’t manage change without managing continuity. Change without continuity is anarchy.”
It’s a good idea to put this into perspective, and that is why I share this excerpt from Scientific American:
“It is not too much to say ... that more has been done, richer and more prolific discoveries have been made, grandeur achievements have been realized, in the course of the 50 years of our own lifetime than in all the previous lifetime of the race. It is in the three momentous matters of light, locomotion and communication that the progress effected in this generation contrasts surprisingly with the aggregate of the progress effected in all generations put together since the earliest dawn of authentic history.”
This was published in Scientific American in 1867, about 145 years ago!
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