Very insightful read!!! ~ Keep them coming!
Some random jumbo:
- Globalization - This probably won't stop until everybody basically becomes the same (globally), and then everything will just implode.
- Its the new generation of Rising Nations - Western nations have got to adjust (mentally and physically) to these external trends. This means price cuts, lower paying jobs, sacrificing their lifestyles (somewhat)... because if you don't change, other people will do your job for less money, benefits... Nothing in it for you.
- Mindset and preparation - Cycles have been brought up and I think this is so true. No one goes and stays at the top forever. Goes true to economies, politics you name it! Everything! People have to be able to change and those innovators are the ones who will stay afloat through the roughest times.