Article by Rob Cameron 04.03.15
I was skimming through the August 2009 edition of Management Today and saw a quote that was attributed to Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon (Management Today, August 2009, p 19)
“What’s dangerous is not to evolve.”
This set of a chain of thoughts that led me back to a quote that I had heard in an audio by Brad Sugars, founder & CEO
“… a business is like a tree, its either growing or dying… it cannot stand still…”
Now if you’re thinking what has that got to do with personal growth and development here is my take on it. As business owners or employees we need to be part of a growing organization to protect and grow our incomes & wealth and provide longer-term security for our loved ones and ourselves.
With the rate of change of technologies, innovations, the speed of business today and ever increasing competition, if we are not evolving, growing and developing we are going to be left behind and left behind very quickly.
So how do you go about doing that?
I set myself the challenge of generating a list of 20 resources that could be used to research, learn or develop new skills and knowledge and ended up with the list below.
Here are the 32 that I came up with…
1.Hard print books
5.Formal qualification courses (degrees/diplomas)
6.DVD delivered courses
7.CD delivered courses
10. Audio files
11. E-mail delivered courses
25.Article archives/databases such as Emerald
27.Web delivered courses
28.Television programmes (e.g. Open University)
30.Special interest societies/groups
32. Online videos