metacognition+reinvention: NYU Stern 4/24/13

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Presentation on personal change management that I delivered to a group of students at NYU Stern School of Business on April 24, 2013.

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  • My name is Christopher Bishop. I am a currently working as a communications specialist in IBM’s Global Financing organization. I am delighted to be here. Let me give you a sense of what I am going to speak about this morning…
  • Why me? Multiple careers over 35 years Kind of the poster child for 21 st century work model Graduated with a BA in German literature-minored in music – translated five short stories into English by eccentric post WW II German authors Took 16 th century poetry, dance classes, jazz, played in two symphonies, did gigs with my rock band at ski resorts
  • Why me? Multiple careers over 35 years Kind of the poster child for 21 st century work model Graduated with a BA in German literature-minored in music – translated five short stories into English by eccentric post WW II German authors Took 16 th century poetry, dance classes, jazz, played in two symphonies, did gigs with my rock band at ski resorts
  • Let's talk about McKendree Spring…
  • 6 months after graduating, I got a gig with McKendree Spring. 6 months after that I was touring England and Germany. Toured all over the US and many gigs in Canada. Recorded three albums – one at the Manor, Oxford England, Electric Ladyland- (Hendrix’s studio on 8 th St in New York) and Bearsville in Woodstock, where the Band, Bob Dylan and Todd Rundgren among other made records…when the band broke up I moved to New York City REINVENTION
  • Became a freelance musician-played in dozens of bands
  • Moved to NYC in 1976 and worked as a freelance musician –played in dozens if not hundreds of bands over 16 years – Robert Palmer, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Skunk Baxter styles ranging from country to rock to punk to R&B to jazz to subbing on Broadway in the pit for CATS PICTURES – clockwise from top left: with Peter O'Toole on the set of a TV movie called *Svengali*, on a rooftop on Chambers St. in NYC in 1981 with Baird Hersey (class of 73) pop-rock band, with the Robert Palmer band outside the Copenhagen airport (summer 1981), cover of the live album I did in London with Robert Palmer - 1980 MOVE TO JINGLES_REINVENTION
  • Then…the jingle business…
  • Got tired of being on the road – asked friends: "what do you do to sleep in your own bed at night?" Jingles! Wrote music for radio and TV commercials using a Synclavier – state of the art (at the time) digital musical instrument – Gimme A Break – Kit Kat spot MOVE TO COMPUTERS - REINVENTION
  • Leaping over the digital divide to become a web producer…
  • REINVENTION – MOVE TO WEB Worked at several seminal interactive agencies in New York – CKS Partners, Eagle River Interactive, i3 Media – made the transition by learning, reading, talking to people Met a woman on the train who worked at IBM (network) – invited me to interview at IBM. Much to my surprise, IBM hired me in 1998 to be an account manager in their Corporate Internet Programs division!
  • Over the past 15 years at IBM I have had many different jobs…
  • REINVENTION – VARIOUS ROLES Hired as an Account Manager in Corporate Internet Programs in 1998, have worked in Web production, business strategy development, and communications Social media, virtual worlds, use of collaboration tools
  • When I graduated in 1972, there were no: no personal computers, no World Wide Web, no cell phones, no Facebook, no GPS, no DVDs’ also - no hybrid cars, no blogging, no texting, no Leet Speak, no cloning, no mapping the human genome, no space shuttle, no microloans, no wireless power, no black president, Tell BlackBerry story Surveying a shattered employment landscape, they summoned the optimism to regard looming obstacles as opportunities for scenic detours. "There are definitely downsides to it being harder to get a job," says Alex Lavoie, a 21-year-old junior from Avon, Conn. "But it's forced people to look harder at what they really want to do instead of following a standardized path." Read more:  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1898024_1898023_1898101,00.html #ixzz1aCHHmoWD
  • 05/02/13 01:17 Every 40 – 60 years over the past three centuries, society has witnessed a great surge of business innovation sparked by technological advances which usher in a revolutionary new era . Each follows a predictable pattern of two distinct periods of 20-30 years. There have been five such surges in modern history according to Carlota Perez, who teaches at Cambridge University, wrote a very important book called "Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital," about how the world economy has developed. She found a consistent pattern in how these phases emerge, I’m going to spend a little time on this historical approach, to give you a sense of the basic logic, because the same pattern plays out time and again. We see this pattern around every major new technology . Something new emerges, and all of a sudden we need to go back and deal with some of the societal infrastructural issues . Then the technology can take off. In the late 1840s, investors poured money into new railways with little regard for where they were routed, how well they were designed or how many rail lines the market really needed. And there was no thought given to standards, so when two lines approached each other, they'd find their tracks didn't line up. - To some, this period is a much more boring affair. All the quick bucks have been made. The emphasis is no longer on raw technology but on how to apply and capitalize on it. Period of invention generates wholly new products, markets and industries and a new infrastructure to support its growth. Speculative capital inevitably leads to a bubble, an economic meltdown and a correction. Market adjusts, resulting in extended period of "deployment“ The same pattern occurred with steam railways in 1829; with steel, electricity, and heavy engineering in 1875; with oil, autos, and mass production in 1908; and right up to the present era, which she calls information and telecommunications, starting in 1971. that we're just starting the deployment phase of the information and telecommunications era, which will take perhaps 25 to 45 years to get really baked into our society.
  • Data is everywhere and easy to find
  • They don't teach that in B school — at least not yet. In fact, Rob Carter, chief information officer at FedEx, thinks the best training for anyone who wants to succeed in 10 years is the online game  World of Warcraft.  Carter says  WoW,  as its 10 million devotees worldwide call it, offers a peek into the workplace of the future. Each team faces a fast-paced, complicated series of obstacles called quests, and each player, via his online avatar, must contribute to resolving them or else lose his place on the team. The player who contributes most gets to lead the team — until someone else contributes more. The game, which many Gen Yers learned as teens, is intensely collaborative, constantly demanding and often surprising. "It takes exactly the same skill set people will need more of in the future to collaborate on work projects," says Carter. "The kids are already doing it." Read more:  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1898024_1898023_1898086,00.html #ixzz1aCFsj5SM
  • Globally interconnected Data from embedded devices Driving new and evolving business models
  • By 2019, Generation X — that relatively small cohort born from 1965 to 1978 — will have spent nearly two decades bumping up against a gray ceiling of boomers in senior decision-making jobs. But that will end. Janet Reid, managing partner at Global Lead, a consulting firm that advises companies like PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble, says, "In 2019, Gen X will finally be in charge. And they will make some big changes." Read more:  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1898024_1898023_1898086,00.html #ixzz1aCF2d0sy "Paying your dues, moving up slowly and getting the corner office — that's going away. In 10 years, it will be gone," says Bruce Tulgan, head of the consulting firm Rainmaker Thinking, based in New Haven, Conn., and author of a new book about managing Gen Y called  Not Everyone Gets a Trophy. Read more:  http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1898024_1898023_1898086,00.html #ixzz1aCFDrkIJ
  • To be successful, I have used the same skills across all of my careers…
  • Globally interconnected Data from embedded devices Driving new and evolving business models
  • Globally interconnected Data from embedded devices Driving new and evolving business models
  • Globally interconnected Data from embedded devices Driving new and evolving business models
  • Globally interconnected Data from embedded devices Driving new and evolving business models
  • Globally interconnected Data from embedded devices Driving new and evolving business models
  • 3D-Printing a Future Moon Base Fosters+Partners, London-based architectural firm
  • So this brings us right to the question of how are you going to be successful in this new borderless, global workplace paradigm? Through my secret sauce ingredients – antenna, network, and brand
  • Read the Journal , Huffington Post, embrace technology, go to meetings – be aware of trending ideally in all fields not just the one you are interested in, Virtual Worlds It all connects in various ways, to varying degrees, but it all does Chase the maelstrom, find the chaos, seek out the mayhem
  • Mike Brecker story Formerly the domain of movie stars, athletes and the occasional politician – but now it is everybody a brand is a promise, a perspective, a uniqueness that differentiates you from the rest of the pack Facebook write, compose, paint, draw, post! You are what you do and think and write Just as companies have brands you have a brand Need to always be thinking of your own brand STORY: Mike Brecker in the studio
  • Mike Brecker story Formerly the domain of movie stars, athletes and the occasional politician – but now it is everybody a brand is a promise, a perspective, a uniqueness that differentiates you from the rest of the pack Facebook write, compose, paint, draw, post! You are what you do and think and write Just as companies have brands you have a brand Need to always be thinking of your own brand STORY: Mike Brecker in the studio
  • Describe breaking into the jingle business – 3x5 cards in a box written in pencil Critically important in a global integrated economy ACT! Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Plaxo, Xing, ACT, Google docs, other contact mgmt tools Note cards, yellow pads, whatever works
  • Describe breaking into the jingle business – 3x5 cards in a box written in pencil Critically important in a global integrated economy ACT! Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, Plaxo, Xing, ACT, Google docs, other contact mgmt tools Note cards, yellow pads, whatever works
  • metacognition+reinvention: NYU Stern 4/24/13

    1. 1. Christopher BishopSenior Communications SpecialistIBM Global FinancingNYU SternApril 24, 2013Personal change management:the 21stcentury career paradigm1
    2. 2. Agenda• Why me?• Socio-cultural perspective• Secret formula2
    3. 3. AGEYEAR1970 1980 20091990 2000GraduatedfromBenningtonMcKendreeSpringJingleproducerWebproducerBusinessStrategistCommsSpecialist2030405060Academia70?3NYCsessionmusician
    4. 4. AGEYEAR1970 1980 20091990 2000GraduatedfromBenningtonMcKendreeSpringJingleproducerWebproducerBusinessStrategistCommsSpecialist2030405060Academia70?4NYCsessionmusician
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    6. 6. AGEYEAR1970 1980 20091990 2000GraduatedfromBenningtonMcKendreeSpringNYCsessionmusicianJingleproducerWebproducerBusinessStrategistCommsSpecialist2030405060Academia70?6
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    8. 8. AGEYEAR1970 1980 20091990 2000GraduatedfromBenningtonMcKendreeSpringJingleproducerWebproducerBusinessStrategistCommsSpecialist2030405060Academia70?8NYCsessionmusician
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    10. 10. AGEYEAR1970 1980 20091990 2000GraduatedfromBenningtonMcKendreeSpringJingleproducerWebproducerBusinessStrategistCommsSpecialist2030405060Academia70?10NYCsessionmusician
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    12. 12. AGEYEAR1970 1980 20091990 2000GraduatedfromBenningtonMcKendreeSpringJingleproducerWebproducerBusinessStrategistCommsSpecialist2030405060Academia70?12NYCsessionmusician
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    15. 15. 15Five historical cycles …InventionInnovationThe IndustrialRevolutionAge of Steamand RailwaysAge of Steel, ElectricityHeavy EngineeringAge of Oil, Automobilesand Mass ProductionAge of Information andTelecommunicationsFrenzy SynergyDeploymentMaturityPanic1797Depression1893Crash1929Dot.comCollapse2000• Formation of Mfg. industry• Repeal of Corn Laws openingtrade• Joint stock companies• Industry exploits economiesof scaleCurrent period ofAdoption• Separation of savings,investment banks• FDIC, SEC• Build-out of Interstatehighways• IMF, World Bank, BIS12345Source: “Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital”, Carlota Perez, 2002Panic1847177118291875190819711873192019741829Crash
    16. 16. Increasing technology advancementsfoster decentralization16
    17. 17. Increasingdecentralizationmakes motivation,creativity andflexibility moreimportant than ever17
    18. 18. Workers are not being rewarded for carrying outorders, but for figuring out what needs to bedone…who needs to be on the team, doingit…and then doing it again18
    19. 19. Estimates are 85% of the jobs you will bedoing haven’t been invented yet…19
    20. 20. You’ll be using technology that doesn’t exist …20
    21. 21. To solve problems we don’t yetknow are problems.21
    22. 22. •Social network manager•Mobile and cloud software engineers•Sustainable energy technician•3D printer operator•iPad app developerMany of todays top in-demand jobs did not exist in 2005!22
    23. 23. U.S. Department ofLabor predicts thattoday’s learners willhave 10-14 jobs…by age 38!23
    24. 24. •Creative problem-solving•Comfortable with ambiguity•Passionate•Self-directed•Resilient•Able to learn, unlearn, relearn•Work across disciplines•Global perspectiveTo be successful…24
    25. 25. Changes driven by technology…will create new careers in every discipline!25
    26. 26. Medicine…26
    27. 27. Transportation…27
    28. 28. Education…28
    29. 29. Entertainment…29Government…Energy…Finance…
    30. 30. Robots using 3D printers to build a future moon base30
    31. 31. Secret Formula1) Antenna• what you want to do• what is happening in the world2) Brand - defining and assessing your own brand3) Network - finding people with similar interests31
    32. 32. 1) Antenna• Monitor the world• Focus on your ownskills, needs• Map the two againsteach other• Trust your instincts• Chase the maelstrom• Follow your bliss32
    33. 33. 1) AntennaExternal•Elite newspapers• WSJ, NY Times, Financial Times•MIT Tech Review•BBC World Service•Futurist authors•Wired•Huff Post33Internal•Self assessment – likes, dislikes, talents, challenges•Trending – how has this changed•Ask friends, family, professors
    34. 34. 2) Brand•Essence of who you are•What makes you unique•Everything you say & do•Establishes your expertise34
    35. 35. 2) Brand35• Write down your 5 most valuablecharacteristics- ad for “you”• How would you then market yourself - whatmakes you unique?• Remember that your brand is represented byeverything you do
    36. 36. •It’s not what you know, it’s who you know•Lifelong job•Strangers with expertise•Share your perspective•Use the tools!3) Network36
    37. 37. 3) Network• First dissect your network: who do you know based on what?• Find people who can help you directly and can also connectyou with others: “Getting the job is the job”• Send intro emails, make calls, ask someone to introduce you• Use the tools: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube• Find groups discussing topics you like and join in• Try to add at least 2-3 people a week to your network37
    38. 38. What’s next?• Go forth• Have fun• Change the world• Keep me posted38
    39. 39. christopherbishop123@gmail.comhttp://twitter.com/chrisbishophttp://www.christopherbishop.netSecond Life: Christopher ExpressTHANKS!39
    40. 40. CurrentNanopharmacist40Future• Pharmacy • Mechanicalengineering
    41. 41. CurrentHolographic contentdesigner41Future• Storytelling • 3D imaging

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