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I recently read a great article from Flying Solo that proclaims some of the most successful entrepreneurs became so later in life. This is such an enlightening change of thought as we live in a culture where we try to accomplish everything right now. Colonel Sanders began KFC while he was in his sixties, and Ray Kroc launched the first McDonald’s franchise when he was firfty-nine. Most results we are looking for in business come when we least expect them, so just enjoy the ride! Remember, you don’t need to accomplish everything right at this very moment, you have lots of time ahead of yourself to create successful businesses. You can read the whole article here: In Praise of Blooming Late.
Recently on the news I saw a segment about human workers in Japan beginning to be replaced with human-like robots. The reporter went into a Japanese business and did a profile on the robot secretary, who was able to direct clients to their appointments and even scowl at the client if they were rude. Robots in Japan are becoming a necessity as their population ages and they do not encourage immigration into Japan. To assist the large aging population, Japanese engineers have come up with a robot human to lift patients in retirement homes from their beds to their wheel chairs and help them with their daily routines. When I saw this, I was in complete awe – I can’t believe that human-like robots are beginning to do the jobs of human beings.