"On current trends, Oxfam says it expects the wealthiest 1% to own more than 50% of the world's wealth by 2016."
There's another trend that I'm more interested in - the rising influence of artisans and minorities and how they/we are disrupting the status quo. This trend is impacting your business as much, and I suspect it will soon be more so, than the whims and ideologies of the Aristocracy.
Increasingly my wife and I are buying goods and services made or provided by artisans. We can visit dozens of markets and speciality shops within a few miles of our home. We prefer to buy what's been made with love. We prefer to support artisans than greedy corporates. Often we gladly pay more than what's on offer at the supermarket and other big box shops. We're using services provided by entrepreneurs who love what they do and are doing so for people who love what they do. You?
In your business, as in every business, there's an increasing disquiet, in some places downright anger, that bosses and owners are receiving unfair rewards on the back of the labour of employees.
Herein lies a wonderful opportunity, one that smart, savvy, and salt of the earth business leaders are grasping with head, heart, and hands.
Of the 100 billion people who've have walked planet earth, there's never been a duplicate.
Today millions of people the world over are reclaiming their remarkability.
Women and other people in minorities when it comes to leadership roles, are leading the way.
They're driven by three intrinsic motivators according to Daniel Pink in his wonderful book Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.
The BIG question for you to answer with your actions is How well are we helping our people to achieve what is driving them?
You have three fundamental choices - be a disrupter (change what's normal), join those disrupting, or be disrupted. What choice have you made?