2015 Resolutions: How To Embrace Your Mobile Future in the New Year – Dan Hodges

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This month, millions of people will join health clubs, start diets and seek that special career opportunity that ignites their passion and enthusiasm.

Focusing on the last resolution, how do you begin to tap into your passions? This is an important question for many of my colleagues who after many years of success find themselves with uncertain futures.

Consider today as the first day in your quest to begin a new journey. I believe the next decade will be a time of unsurpassed opportunity brought on by changes in business, society and in the very definition of what it is to work. The media world has already been transformed by smartphones. Yes, already transformed. Accept it, embrace it, understand its impact on your business and you will have a long and fruitful career. Ignore it, and you will be yesterday's news by year's end.

My resolution is to stay informed with the goal of anticipating "where the puck is going," to quote Wayne Gretzky. I submit that understanding today's innovators and leaders will provide a unique perspective and view towards the future.

How do you begin to understand the impact of all these changes and plan for this future? There are some recent books (listed below) that provide invaluable suggestions and insights.

The books in this list focus on the thought processes of successful innovators.

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, And Geeks Created The Digital Revolution – by Walter Isaacson

Zero to One: Notes on Start-ups, or How To Build The Future – by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action – by Simon Sinek

The books in this second list look at how these innovators scaled their businesses.

The Everything Store – by Brad Stone

The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Have Redefined Business -- by Phil Simon

Remember always that awareness is the first step in any transformation.

Dan Hodges is CEO and Founder, Consumers in Motion LLC. He can be reached atdan@consumersinmotion.com

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