In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.

Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year - and most people don't see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975.
The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law.

So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superiour and got mainstream in only a few short years.

It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.

Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Welcome to the Exponential Age.

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.
This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
In the US, young lawyers already don't get jobs.
Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
So if you study law, stop immediately.
There will be 90% less laywyers in the future, only specialists will remain.

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses.
Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.
In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public.
Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted.
You don't want to own a car anymore.
You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.
You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving.
Our kids will never get a driver's licence and will never own a car.
It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.
We can transform former parking space into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide.
We now have one accident every 100,000 km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km.
That will save a million lifes each year.

Most car companies might become bankrupt.
Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
I spoke to a lot of engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper.
Their car insurance business model will disappear.

Real estate will change.
Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream until 2020.
Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric.

Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact.
Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.
The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.

With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.
Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter.
We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water.
Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year.
There will be companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with you phone, which takes your retina scan, you blood sample and you breath into it.
It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease.
It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years.
In the same time, it became 100 times faster.
All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes.
Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports.
The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amout of spare parts they used to have in the past.
At the end of this year, new smartphones will have 3D scanning possibilities.
You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home.
In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building.
By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: "in the future, do you think we will have that?" and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
If it doesn't work with your phone, forget the idea.
And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.

Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years.
QThere will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a 100$ agricultural robot in the future.
Farmers in 3rd world countried can then become managers of their field instead of working all days on their fields.
Aeroponics will need much less water.

The first petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018.

Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.

Imagine if we don't need that space anymore.

There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly.

It contains more protein than meat.

It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you are.

Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying.

Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year.

Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it's 80 years.

The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year.

So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.

Education: The cheapest smartphones are already at 10$ in Africa and Asia.

Until 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smartphone.

That means, everyone has the same access to world class education.

So the world is moving, are you?

कुणाच्या सांगण्यावरुन आपल्या मनात एखाद्या व्यक्तीबाबत चांगले वा वाईट मत बनवण्यापेक्षा, आपण स्वतः चार पावले चालुन समोरासमोर त्या व्यक्तीशी संवाद साधुन मगच खात्री करा.
नाती जपण्यासाठी संवाद आवश्यक आहे ...

 बोलताना शब्दांची उंची वाढवा
आवाजाची उंची नाही.

कारण..  पडणाऱ्या पावसामुळे शेती पिकते,
 विजांच्या कडकडाटामुळे नाही..

वाहतो तो झरा असतो आणि थांबतं ते डबकं असतं..
डबक्यावर डास येतात आणि झऱ्यावर  राजहंस!!

 निवड आपली आहे.."
कुणा वाचून कुणाचे काहीच आडत नाही हे जरी खरे असले तरी,
कोण कधी उपयोगी पडेल हे सांगता येत नाही.

डोक शांत असेल तर निर्णय चुकत नाहीत,
भाषा गोड

जपून टाक पाउल ... इथे प्रत्येक वाट आपली नसते
जपून ठेव विश्वास ... इथे प्रत्येक माणुस आपला नसतो
जपून घे निर्णय ... इथे प्रत्येक पर्याय आपला नसतो

जे भांडल्यावर आधी क्षमा मागतात,
त्यांची चुक असते म्हणून नव्हे,
तर त्यांना आपल्या माणसांची पर्वा असते म्हणून...

जे तुम्हाला मदत करायला पुढे सरसावतात,
 ते तुमचे काही देणे लागतात म्हणून नव्हे,
तर ते तुम्हाला आपलं मानतात म्हणुन..!
मोर नाचताना सुद्धा रडतो...
राजहंस मरताना सुद्धा गातो...

दुःखाच्या रात्री झोप कुणालाच लागत नाही...
सुखाच्या आनंदात कुणीही झोपत नाही.

यालाच जीवन म्हणतात.

किती दिवसाचे आयुष्य असते?
आजचे अस्तित्व उद्या नसते,

मग जगावे ते हसून-खेळून
कारण या जगात उद्या काय होईल ते कोणालाच माहित नसते...

म्हणुन आनंदी रहा..

आयुष्यात कोणत्याही कामाला लहान समजू नका...


कोणी लोखंडाचं काम करून  ' टाटा ' बनला !!
  कोणी चपलांचं काम करून  ' बाटा ' बनला !!
कोणी टेलिफोन पुसता पुसता   ' DSK ' बिल्डर बनला !!
  कोणी गाड्या पुसता पुसता   'अंबानी ' बनला !!
तर कोणी चहा विकता विकता  ' PM ' बनला...!!!

 I am the "7%"

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain b Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote few lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

4. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

5. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

6. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

7. Make peace with your past so it won't mess up the present.

8. Don't compare your life to others.  You have no idea what their journey is all about.

9. Take a deep breath every now and then. It calms the mind.

10. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

11. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

12. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

13. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

14. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy clothes. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Always choose life.

18. Forgive others and yourself.

19. What other people think of you is none of your business.

20. Time heals almost everything. Give time a little time.

21. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

22. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

23. Believe in miracles.

24. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

25. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

26. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

27. Your children get only one childhood.

28. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

29. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

30. Envy is waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need.

31. The best is yet to come...

32. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

33. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Its estimated that 93% won't share this. If you are one of the 7% who will, share this with the title '7%'.

I'm in the 7%. Friends are the family and family is best friends that you choose.

Its worth reading again & again, as & when you can.


At the point of death a man, Tom Smith, called his children and after praying for them, he advised them to follow his footsteps so that they can have peace of mind in all that they do.

The youngest child, Immaculate, a female, looked at others and yelled, "Daddy, its unfortunate you are dying without a penny in your bank account, personally, I can't emulate you. Other father's that you tag as being corrupt, thieves of public funds left houses and properties for their children; even this house we live in is a rented apartment, sorry, i can't emulate you, just go, let's chart our own course, let's paddle our own canoe."

Few moments later, their father gave up the spirit.

Three years later, Immaculate went for an interview in a Multinational Company. The interview panel had already penciled down a candidate for the highly coveted post but wanted to complete the formality of interviewing all applicants on the list.

As soon as Immaculate sat before the interview panel, the Chairman of the Committee asked, "Which Smith is your's" and  Immaculate replied, "I am Immaculate Smith. My Dad Tom Smith  is now late, he died as a poor man..."

But the Chairman cuts in, "Oh my God, you are Tom Smith's daughter?" He turned to other members and said, "This Smith man was the one that signed my membership form into the Institute of Chartered Administrators and his recommendation earned me where I am today. He did all these free. I didn't even know his address, he never knew me from Adam. He just did it for me."

He turned to Immaculate, "I have no question for you, consider yourself as having gotten this job, resume tomorrow, your letter will be waiting for you".

Immaculate Smith became the Corporate Affairs Manager of the Company with two cars, one official and one for private use, attached to the office, with a duplex and two drivers and a salary of £100,000 per month excluding allowances and other costs when she travelled outside England.

After two years of working in the Company, the Group Managing Director of the Company came from America to announce his intention to resign and needed a replacement. A personality with high integrity was sought after, again the Company's Consultant nominated Immaculate Smith.

In an interview, she was asked the secret of her success and the sudden sky rocketing profile and in tears, she replied, " My Daddy paved these ways for me. It was after he died that I knew that he was financially poor but stinkingly rich in integrity, discipline and honesty.

She was asked again, why she is weeping since she is no longer a kid as to miss her dad still after a long time. She replied, "At the point of death, I insulted my dad for being an honest man of integrity. I hope he will forgive me in his grave now. I didn't work for all these, he did it for me to just walk in".

So finally she was asked, "Will you follow your father's foot steps as he requested?" And her simple answer was, "l now adore the man, I have a big picture of him in my living room and at the entrance of my house.

Are you like Tom Smith?
It pays to build a name, the reward doesn't come quickly but it will come however long it may take and it lasts longer. Integrity, discipline and self control  makes man wealthy, not the fat bank account. Leave a good heritage for your children.

Are you building a good name for your children & not a fat bank account?

*As an agent of CHANGE, please share this true life story with your loved ones!*

To have power means to enjoy the variety of life.

Expression: When there is the inner strength there is enthusiasm to give the best and also to learn and improve with every obstacle. To work with inner power is to be like a skilled player whose focus is on enjoying the match too rather than just on winning.

Experience: When I have learned the art of focusing on my strengths, I am able to enjoy the variety scenes that life brings for me. I would enjoy dealing with all these different scenes in a natural and easy way, and also be naturally victorious. And so I have the benefit of double enjoyment.

डॉ. अब्दुल कलाम यांना पायलट बनायचे होते..
त्यासाठी कुणीही मार्गदर्शक नसल्यामुळे त्यांनी बी.एस्.सी. ला एडमीशन घेतली..

नंतर फायनल ईयरला त्यांना कळले की ,पायलट बनायचे असेल तर ईंजीनीयरींग मधील 'एयरोनॉटीकल ईंजीनीयरींग' ला प्रवेश घ्यावा लागतो !..
मार्गदर्शक नसल्यामुळे आयुष्यातील तीन वर्ष वाया घालवीले असे त्यांना वाटले !..खुप रडले!..

परंतु याच बीएससी फीजीक्सने त्यांचे जीवन घडविले !...

नंतर एयरोमॉटीकल ईंजीनीयर ची पदवी घेतली ,त्यावर्षी संपुर्ण भारतातुन केवळ आठ मुलं ही पदवी घेऊ शकले !.. त्यात डॉ कलाम टॉपर होते !..

त्याकाळी फक्त 'एअर ईंडीया' हीच पायलटच्या जागा भरायची !..

त्यावर्षी त्यांना सात जागा भरायच्या होत्या!.अर्ज आठ !.. डॉ.ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम टॉपर !..

ईंटरव्यु होऊन सीलेक्शन झाले!.

डॉ.  कलाम सोडुन सर्व उमेदवारांना नौकरी मीळाली!..
डॉ. कलाम यांची "ऊंची" कमी आहे,या निर्णयामुळे सीलेक्शन कमीटीने त्यांना नाकारले !..

डॉ. कलाम खुप हताश झाले !..

रामकृष्ण मठातच बालपण गेल्यामुळे उदास होऊन हरीद्वारच्या मठात गेले !..

तेथील स्वामीजींनी सांगीतले, " का ऊदास होतोस?.. जीवनातील एका संग्रामात अपयशी ठरलास, याचा अर्थ  नव्हे, की तु कर्तृत्ववान व यशस्वी पुरुष बनु शकत नाही !.. कदाचीत ईश्वराने तुझी निवड एखाद्या महान कार्यासाठी केली असेल !..

डॉ. कलाम घरी जाण्यासाठी दिल्लीला परत आले!..
दुस-या दिवशी पेपरमधे,"एयरोनाॅटीकल इंजीनियर पाहीजे" अशी जाहीरात होती, कुण्या विक्रम साराभाईंची !.. पगार एअर इंडीयाच्या दुप्पट !..

ईंटरव्यूहला पुन्हा तेच आठ कँडीडेट!..

एकच जागा !..

यावेळी मात्र कलाम यांचीच निवड झाली !..

दुस-या दिवशी नोकरीला गेले, म्हणाले, "सांगा विमान कुठे घेऊन जायचे?"..

विक्रम साराभाई म्हणाले, "आपल्या जवळ विमानच नाहीये ..आणि मला खात्री आहे की हे विमान तूच बनवू शकशील!"..

पुढचा इतिहास तुम्हाला माहीती आहे !..

तर मित्रांनो !.. तुम्ही आयुष्यात जरी अपेक्षित ध्ये़य मिळवू शकले नसाल, तर डॉ. ए.पी.जे.अब्दुल कलाम सर यांच्या जीवनातील हा प्रसंग विसरु नका !...

कदाचित तुम्ही भारताचे भावी कलाम सर असाल !..

 "जीवनात अयशस्वी जरी झालोत
          तरी निराश होऊ नये
         F.A.I.L. चा अर्थ
    First Attempt In Learning
          असाच आहे..!!

          प्रयत्नांना कधीही
             शेवट नसतो
           E.N.D. चा अर्थ
      Efforts Never Dead
          असाच घेऊयात..!!

     आयुष्यात कोणाकडूनही
         नकार आला तरी
          खचून जाऊ नये
          N.O. म्हणजे
     Next Opportunity
 म्हणून नेहमी आशावादी राहुयात
जीवनात पुढेच चालत राहुयात;
       चालत राहणारालाच
       ध्येय गाठता येते..

Dear beautiful ladies, sharing few learnings which came with age -

1.Take care of your health. Spend time n money on maintaining yourself.

2.Learn to be independent. Its perfectly ok to not earn, but its important to be independent.

3.Learn to ride that bike or drive that car. You don't always need an escort!

4.Learn about investments and taxes. Its not necessary to have someone else manage your savings n earnings all your life.

5.Plan and save for your own gifts n desires. You don't always need a boyfriend or husband or your dad to buy you something you love. Gift yourself!

6.When you expect equal pay at work, take equal responsibilities. Its not ok to play the "woman" card or "mother" card and shun tough tasks, working weekends or late nights every time.

7.Take equal responsibility of your parents. Its not acceptable to expect everything from your brother every time.

8.Let the father take care of the unwell child once in a while. Its ok. Your career is equally important and the father is equally responsible.

9.Let other family members take care of your kitchen sometimes. Its ok if the kitchen platform is exceptionally unclean or sink is full of dirty vessels. Relax n take that break!

10.Help the other woman, even if you dont like her ;) You never know what her battles are. Empower the needy ones, like your maids. Teach her basics of hygiene, education and finances.

11.Create a support system. Its ok to get on well with inlaws! Not every family needs to have a saas-bahu drama.

12.Have some friends (men and women) beyond your husband's or boyfriend's group. Its ok ! Spend some time away from family with your friends.

13.Its ok to not cry. Not all women need to be senti all the time ;)

14. Be vigilant, be prepared to handle tough situations. When things go wrong, try to be balanced and find way out of your problems. You don't need to play the victim.

15. Find time to read and keep yourself updated.

16.Raise independent, caring and health conscious kids. Make all family members equally accountable and responsible.

17. Create different girlie groups. Share your problems and seek opinions. Finally take your own decision and be confident about it.

18. Spend some time in doing what you like, even if its just sitting idle. Dont feel guilty about it, just because others feel its worthless.

19. Believe in yourself...... . If you don't, no one else will