Chief Executive at FEIFA / FECIF Secretary General
Are you really ready for the future?
“The other day Ray was having a conversation with his 13 year old son and they ended up on a topic / issue that they needed more info on – his response was to “Google” it, his son chose to “YouTube” it. He realised at that point that they had different ways of looking for information, learning answers, and engaging with the internet.”
I recently read this in a newsletter by TomorrowToday – a company that specialises in assisting other firms adapt and be prepared for the future working environment. Added to other information that I have recently been exposed to, it made me think long and hard.
For instance, in an excellent presentation recently given by Richard Turner at Henderson, he explained that millennials look at their phone, on average, 150 times each day. That is an incredible fact – and may encapsulate the only thing that I do that makes me appear young! He also reminded us that Steve Jobs once indicated that kids now live their lives in one of two states, asleep or online. Food for thought indeed.
A recent survey by Temenos, a UK financial services software supplier, found that only 10% of millennials are likely to use the same wealth manager as their parents. Yes, only 10%!
In other words...