Do not stay in the past or else the future will leave you behind

Posted on 9th Feb 2016 14:44:08 in

During a press conference to announce the takeover of NOKIA by Microsoft the Nokia CEO ended his speech saying this: "We didn't do anything wrong,but somehow,we lost.".Upon saying that,all his management team,himself included,teared up sadly.Nokia had for many years been a respectable company.They didn't do anything wrong in their business,however,the world changed too fast.Their competition became too powerful.They stuck to: "We have always done it this way."..They missed out on learning,they missed out on changing,they missed out on the smartphone era and thus they lost the opportunity at hand to make it big.Not only did they miss the opportunity to earn big money,they lost their chance of continued survival.

The message of this story is;if you don't change,competition shall surely remove you from the market.It's not wrong if you don't want to learn new things.However,if your thoughts and mindset cannot catch up with time,you will be eliminated.


  1. The advantages you had yesterday,will be fast replaced by the trends of tommorow.ou don't have to do anything wrong,as long as your competitors catch the wave and do it RIGHT,You can lose out and fail.
  2. To change and improve yourself is giving yourself a second chance.To be forced by others to change,is like being discarded.
  3. Those who refuse to learn,change and improve..and always give that #I_have_always_done_it_this_way will definitely one day become redundant & not relevant to the industry or the world.This is a fact of life

Well people there it is food for thought...don't be stuck in the MIDDLE/DARK AGES KEEP UP WITH YOUR COMPETITION,analyse current and future trends,do your research and move forward with the times or choose to stay behind and fade away into irrelevance.