It's been a turbulent ride in 2008, hasn't it? But I suspect that we've seen nothing yet as our world economies struggle to transition into an era that can no longer ignore big changes in climate, fossil fuel availability and global populations demanding more active economic involvement. As learning and development professionals, we all know how procrastination and inertia puts the brakes on change at an individual level. Whole industries and economies experience it too and expend tremendous amounts of energy to avoid what's staring them in the face. Leaving it to the last minute is no longer an option: that minute has now passed.
Watch the video presentation above where he spoke at the Entertainment Gathering - the new TED. Stick with it. There are plenty of statistics and concrete examples that show that even without supporting political will positive change is afoot and we have plenty of answers already in front of us. I defy you not to come away feeling that what we are experiencing is a long overdue correction that will yield huge benefits to us all over the next 10 years.