As the rate of change accelerates, the future is becoming impossible to predict. In a rapidly changing world, success—in business or otherwise—requires the firm ground of adaptation and a foundation of lifelong learning. And it never stops. But don’t take my word for it.
Have we, too, arrived at a time when we can neither endure our excesses nor their cures? So wrote Titus Livy on the eve of the implosion of the Roman republic. Livy’s statement cleverly embraces two inextricable concepts: culture and change.
If the Peoria region is to thrive in the global era, it needs smart, worldly people who understand the global economy and how it works. I recently spent two weeks with some of these people—still students, but ready to lead Peoria into the future.