"The most compelling factors facing us in today's world are
1) accelerating change,
2) increasing complexity and connectivity,
3) unpredictability and
4) loss of control.
The gap between the future and the past is disappearing revealing what I call "A Real-Time World".

We are witnessing and living through the emergence of a new narrative of what it means to be a human being and how the world and organizations really work. A meta-transformation is underway and affecting virtually every aspect of our field (Human Resources Management).

What observable and learnable competencies do we need to have EFFECtiVE, SATISFYING and MEANINGFUL lives in a real-time world?

The value of knowledge is lessening as a consequence of technology and rate of change. How does this emerging paradigm alter our understanding and practices for education, training and learning in a real-time world? 

Since all budgeting and approaches to planning are predicated on past-based models, what happens when we realize that the past is not determinant of what happens in a real-time world and we cannot trust our predictions? How does history shape 'who we are', but not 'what we do'.

The concepts of what is a job and job descriptions are increasingly becoming obsolete before positions are filled with the added factor that the applicants (particularly young applicants) themselves are changing almost as rapidly. How does living in a real-time world impact our understanding and practices for finding, recruiting and developing human resources?