First Published: 31st March 2020
1. How can young people best utilize their time being locked down at home? What do you recommend doing? What not to do?
I am personally taking a lot of free EDX university courses in my free time, which is absolutely amazing to do even when one is busy. When under a lockdown, there is a lot of free time and I truly recommend taking a couple of exciting courses (there are plenty across disciplines and from universities like Harvard). It is way more meaningful and more rewarding than watching a Netflix series. Picking a topic and trying to get very good at it in a short period of time is all possible and now there is time for it.
2. What books or movies or (Ted) Talk would you recommend for young people to consume staying at home? Why?
3. What are your all time favorite top 3 audio books?
4. What would be something that would be more suitable for a younger audience?
This covid19 virus is different from anything we have seen before and the world is more connected than ever before. It means that this will be a crises like no other crises before. It doesn’t mean it will be the deepest or most serious (it might as well prove to be the case), but in its nature it will be very different. As a consequence, the opportunities will be very different. The world quite frankly will be a different place after this an we will probably experience a paradigm shift.
Rest assured however, there will be a lot of opportunities. There always are. I encourage everyone to look deeply into industries, services and products that increase resilience of people, businesses, organisations, communities and the planet.Those are areas that will receive more attention after the crises and more investment. Resilience is the key word. Resilient jobs, resilient sectors, resilient countries, resilient people. Work on resilience and you will be rewarded. Work hard and work smart.
Tony will be speaking at YES! 2020 in Brunei this year on Borderless Career and the Future of Work.
Watch Tony’s interview with Curious Mind here!