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02/16/13
Watch-outs. 41. Future of abundance, Better bosses, Family snags and Privacy
Filed under: Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 3:06 pm

It seems like things will change ever so slowly
from where we are to a better future. 
One place to look for where our futures may
improve to is given by Peter Diamondis, who sees a
future of abundance, not cut-backs and less optimism. 
While not often cited midcareer people might benefit
from a piece on being a better boss in a second link.
A third link speaks to something that will happen to
nearly half of us about dealing with and planning for a
future without our spouses.
Finally, it is interesting to see new apps that we might
look for, when privacy might be an issue.

DIAMONDIS AND TRENDS
SOURCE:  TED Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html
Worth every second of viewing/listening and even
perusing his book, Diamondis features eight areas
that will “take off” biotechnology, AI, robotics,
digital manufacturing, computational “cloud” systems,
networks and sensors, nanotechnology in a number of
unexpected areas.  He talks about cultures that will bring
these innovations about.

BEING A BETTER BOSS_SURVIVING BOSSES
SOURCES:  Heidi Grant Halvorson WSJ 1-2-13
Joann Lublin, WSJ WSJ 2-9-12
Practicing your job, targeting your message and knowing
when to ask for assistance are some items to think
about and apply.  Much worthwhile content in the
Halverson piece for mid-career professionals.  Joann
Lublin offers advice like we see in the Undercover boss
series on network TV .   Also, weight and self-improvement
plans are proposed.

DEALING WITH LOSS OF SPOUSE
SOURCE:  K Greene, WSJ 2-2-13 What a tangled web
we leave
This piece got me to think about my own affairs–
separate written records of records, have both names on
critical items, usernames and PW for online accounts.
-”Quit claim deeds”
- names on paper stock certificates
- joint account planning
-”inherited IRA”

SOCIAL NETWORKING INNOVATIONS
SOURCE:  Heard, WSJ 2-16-13, P. B16
Look for new apps to be adopted by the big
social media sites.  Less revealing public
records of our activities apps worth considering, like
Snapchat which has photos disappear after viewing.
 

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