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Kill trade wars, and start skills wars

Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed

Trade wars are mostly failures but skills wars create superior performance and bring grassroots prosperity.

Nations should avoid declaring trade wars on other countries and rather first look inside and declare skills wars on their own citizenry to improve their performance and capability to stand up to global age fair trading challenges. Trade wars are mostly failures but skills wars create superior performance and bring grassroots prosperity, but how?

Internal wars on incompetency: In a hyper-accelerated world, understanding incompetency of working masses is an art; identification of this critical void is a new science, mobilization of citizenry to regain new skills is courage while bold and open national debates to face these challenges are signs of true and real global-age leadership. This discussion is also about those hidden but well-trodden crossroads; where universities of the world failed the students, ask millions of indebted MBAs, this is where government bureaucracies failed the citizenry ask billions of taxpayers, and this is where conflict-centric agenda stripped naked the global populace of any intelligent dialogue and this is also where divisive politics and populace thinking are finding fertile grounds. On the main-streets of the world streaming live to billions such failed processes are now the new topics of days.

The silent majority is awakening, assisting them and expediently giving them the global-age skills and lifelong learning will enable them to build their own respectable future. The other option is to simply wait for an unfathomable chaos.

During ‘Print-Society’ of early last century, when printed word was power and when only the literate had access to knowledge while any meaningful transformation took decades, today the literate and illiterate of the world combined in billions, with earth shattering communication devices in their hands are advancing and asking questions. The global mindshare is now the world’s most powerful battlefield. Therefore, today, the internal wars to tackle incompetency of citizenry are far more important issues than any other types of outside wars. Such declarations of internal wars are positive starts backed with world-class thought leadership, regimented and disciplined national agenda to transform citizenry with global-age-skills for the new world of global commerce. Any nation with skilled citizenry is far more powerful today when it’s fit-enough to stay in the global race and enjoy collaborative synthesizim around the world.

The global exportability performance is more about internal skills-wars; global-age-skilled-nations will have distinct superiority of entrepreneurial performance over seek-and-destroy-soldiered-nations. Today’s work reality: Hard-work is being replaced by smart-work, smart-work is being replaced by machines. The Master of Robots will be the smart unlearners, while the Slaves of Robots will be the deniers of change. In global search for collaborative synthesizim, Expothon Worldwide is seeking alliances to downstream high quality debates and discussion with top leadership within a nation and also inviting experts in various business growth fields to join our platform already aligned with global metamorphosis.

Advanced study of future-technology and robotized-workforce is a prerequisite:

New socio-economic challenges will be dealing more about emotional-intelligence to cope with Mental-Industrialization where management becomes like a tactical complex motherboard to manage AI systems and robotized operations while in state of Mobile-Domiciliation; where management floats from location to location, but all in virtual-reality, managing local, national or global entrepreneurialism all in live interactive results.

The estimated time projected to achieve this level of high performance; sometime within next 365 to 3,650 days. A new world is around the corner, who will win and who will lose?

Silence of incompetency: Corruption is very bad and bureaucracy is, too; but incompetency is worst as it breads the two. To detect incompetency do not look for the crazy mad drunk elephant in the room rather a silent strangle of an anaconda, choking all dialogue but to break loose create intelligent discussions, authoritative debates and engage all on new enlightenments. Silence is the proof of lingering incompetency

The new leadership must demonstrate global age skills set to fit the entrepreneurial global mindset with advanced level technology management skills in order to help its citizenry cope with the future and to fix the grassroots prosperity issues, but if all ignored it will rapidly create restless citizenry. Rejection of globalization happened because lifelong learning to keep pace with technology and future job-securities was systematically abandoned.

FACT: The time to change has already passed, and the time to mobilize and revolutionize has started.

(Naseem Javed is a corporate philosopher, Chairman of Expothon Worldwide; a Think tank on Image Supremacy of Innovative Excellence & Entrepreneurial Leadership. He is leading charge on entrepreneurial leadership transformation and a recognized authority on global digital trends, image complexities how they impact business performances and create global age skill shifts. His recent work on Expothon Strategy is getting global attention. His latest new book; Alpha Dreamers; the five billions connected who will change the world. He can be connected via LinkedIn: .)

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