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YouTube Video: Stunning Thoughts On The Pace of Change

March 20, 2009

I recently received a link to a YouTube video called “Did You Know?” It is fascinating look at the pace of change, including business and employment trends.

The video presents a stunning summary of how technology has dramatically transformed our world in a relative flyspeck of time. Let’s give major kudos to the research team of Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Jeff Bronman for compiling the data.

Many of the video’s statements are mind-boggling. But a shocker for me was this comment: “The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.”

Our world is changing so amazingly fast that we rarely see the tail end of a trend before a new trend makes the first trend obsolete.

Take the publishing world. Any publisher not seriously engaged in the Internet is headed for obscurity. But the future is bright for media companies that embrace the Web, with all of its trends and quirks. My employer, BNP Media, is dedicated to providing the very best integrated (print + electronic media + live events) options for readers and advertisers.

This includes training and education, which represent the only path to remaining successful in today’s change-a-second environment. Without ongoing training, you and I will cease to be relevant.

Our publications and Web sites have made education a priority. Our Events Group has assembled a remarkable collection of conferences and webinars that will provide the latest trends, business opportunities and CEUs. These are career-boosting events.

If at all possible, attend a live event this year to maximize your learning and networking opportunities. Here are two events you can register for now:

Green Intelligent Buildings Conference, ES magazine, March 25-26, Arlington, VA.
Click here for details and registration.

National Disaster Reconstruction Conference & Expo, R&R magazine, June 17-18, New Orleans, LA. Click here for details and registration.

If you cannot attend a live event, take in any of the Webinars outlined below. In one hour, you might learn something that will change--and possibly save--your career.

Managing Your Survey Business in Challenging Times, POB magazine, March 19, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Open Forum on Data Center Cooling, Mission Critical magazine, Thursday, March 19, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Alternative Ways to Advertise and Build Your Brand, NFT magazine, Tuesday, March 24, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

HVAC Testing & Balancing: Delivering The Green Design, ES magazine, Tuesday, April 7, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Air Barrier Systems for Sustainable Masonry Walls, ED+C magazine, April 16, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Better Business Practices and the Law, POB magazine, April 21, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Increasing Your Sales – How Certified Techs Grow Your Bottom Line, ACH&R News, April 22, 1 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Sustainable Interior Design for the Facilities Manager, Sustainable Facility magazine, May 5, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Proper Drainage, Architectural Roofing & Waterproofing, May 13, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Solar Combi-Systems for Space Heating and Domestic Hot Water: The latest design and control concepts, PME magazine, Thursday, May 21, 1 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration

Evidence-Based Design and Sustainability in Healthcare Architecture, ED+C magazine, June 10, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration.

Tackling Energy Challenges in your Electrical System: Best Practices for Federal Facilities, Sustainable Facility magazine, June 17, 2 p.m. ET
Click here for details and registration

Perhaps an easier way to analyze current training opportunities and keep up with future ones is to bookmark Return often and sign up for training to assure you remain relevant and successful in today’s fast-paced world.
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