Average is Over

  • Average is a word widely used, abused, misused, and confused.  To some it suggests things are ok, to others the opposite.
  • Churchill believed that “the best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with an average voter”.
  • The American author and broadcaster Lou Vickery believes that “Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress.  When progress is looking for a partner it doesn’t turn to those who believe they are only average.  It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can.  If we seek the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success, our only hope is to avoid being a failure”.
  • A recent terrific piece in the New York Times by columnist Thomas Friedman looks at change brought about by globalisation and the information technology revolution.  It’s well worth a read, if only to find out how you may soon be ordering dinner when you go to your favourite restaurant.  But its main thrust is that average is dead.
  • CLICK HERE to find out why.
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