There's no mistaking the fact that an entrepreneur's path is a challenging one. It's the kind of path that can grind at a person for a long time before they finally strike upon success. Building a business, managing employees, expanding customer or client bases, developing products and services – these are all the types of responsibilities that can eat away at a founder's mental and emotional fortitude. Yet many entrepreneurs go the distance. Nearly every great founder's success is established upon one trait that calls upon us to endure when times are tough: resilience.
Technical skills and data literacy are obviously important in this age of AI, big data, and automation. But that doesn't mean we should ignore the human side of work – skills in areas that robots can't do so well. I believe these softer skills will become even more critical for success as the nature of work evolves, and as machines take on more of the easily automated aspects of work. In other words, the work of humans is going to become altogether more, well, human. With this in mind, what skills should employees be looking to cultivate going forward?
AI and automation will change the very nature of work. It's really important that leaders don't ignore this AI- and data-driven revolution – what I call the "intelligence revolution" – or allow other leaders in the organization to ignore it. Working out how to use AI, dealing with people-related challenges, avoiding the ethical pitfalls of AI, making sure you have the right technology in place, and so on – all are key considerations for the business leaders of today and tomorrow. This technology revolution will change what it means to be a good leader. It makes sense, then, that business leaders in the intelligence revolution will need to adapt.
The 5 Rider's Farm Stand also sustains itself through Community Supported Agriculture with 35 members -- the most ever -- pre-purchasing their vegetables and other products. CSA members can sign up for 12 weeks or 24 weeks, picking up their produce weekly or biweekly. They also get special perks including access to Rider family recipes like a stuffed patty pan squash filled with sausage, tomatoes and onions, topped with panko and cheese and baked for 45 minutes.