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Episode 6: The Power of Anticipation

Featuring Martin Ford, entrepreneur and author of NYT bestseller Rise of the Robots

We live in a world where all business owners have to be able to run two businesses: the business you’re in today and the business that you’re becoming. Because the world is changing constantly. We stand at a unique moment in history, where technology is replacing more jobs than it creates. And it is the business owners that are anticipating what is around the corner, rather than only focusing on running the business they’re in now, that will grow and thrive.

How will changes in technology impact you and your business? Could these advancements help or hurt your current model? In this episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast, you will hear from both Tony and Martin Ford – software entrepreneur and author of the Financial Times and the McKinsey Business Book of the Year, “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future” – as we delve into the power of anticipation and some of the biggest upcoming changes in technology.

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Martin Ford, Author, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Martin Ford, Author, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future


[0:00] Tony Robbins introduces the importance of anticipation
[3:00] The competitive advantage of anticipation
[4:30] Business leaders need to run two businesses
[5:00] Technology is replacing more jobs that it creates
[5:30] Bill Gates’s ability to anticipate
[6:40] Accepting new paradigms
[6:58] The status quo does not serve you
[8:15] Predicting the future
[9:15] Where do trends come from
[11:45] The rules of the game can change overnight
[13:00] Participating in technology shifts
[13:40] How software changes eliminated jobs
[16:00] Will technology advances bring manufacturing jobs back to U.S.
[17:22] Tremendous impact on labor-intensive countries
[18:55] The biggest disruption in the U.S.
[19:30] Robots capability for creative processes
[21:30] Implications for small business owners
[24:10] This will create new competitive landscape


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