Business is so easy, even a caveman could do it – and he did. What was once the business of surviving has evolved over the years, but with one underlying similarity – the best will outlast the rest. The infographic below demonstrates significant eras of business by reintroducing prominent characters throughout history, a skill set for the time, and tools used and created to get the job done. As you journey through the prehistoric man, the medieval knight, and the poet of the renaissance, you may find yourself looking toward the future, and what we have contributed.
Today’s businessman is highly educated and always connected. The technology we have been armed with allows us to take advantage of far more opportunities than those who came before us. Unfortunately, the recession has left many businessmen working harder, longer, and for less. The future is bright, however, the next generation is highly self-aware, motivated, and very conscious when it comes to their health and their environment. With these tools, and natural skills, the businessman of the future promises to be an entirely new breed of success.
Innovation has historically driven our economy. And there’s still hope yet. While unemployment is still a whopping 8.5%, there are changes coming. Obama’s state of the union address made mention of reforms to support the next Steve Jobs.
We live in interesting times. Technology is ushering a wellspring of information at speeds and bandwidth faster than ever before. It’s our very innovation that leads to a new divide between the haves and have-nots. Still, a combination of hope for the future, tenacity, and harnessing our past will enable the businessman to continue to march on and win.
Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, a premier social media firm specializing in infographic design, development and content marketing promotion. The company is based in Louisville, Ky. and works with companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.
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Infographic via Business MBA
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