Sunday, May 21, 2023

TommyCapone Aye Aye

If you are reading on a smartphone, use landscape / hold phone sideways. 

The AI Summit - NYC - 2019

Ok, first things first, I promise that my SUNDAY BLOG NEXT WEEK will not be about AI. 

Back in 2019, in the "before times" the big news items of the day were Climate Change, and AI. Here is my December 2019 Sunday Blog about AI and our New York City AI conference (around 5,000 HUMANS were in the room). It is seriously worth another look - my words from 2019 make me look really smart (now) in 2023. It is going to be hard to make TODAY's blog better than THAT blog. Ahem. 

One of the smartest guys I know is Jonathan Stark. He sent me a note yesterday, about his presentation: How to be an Old Dog and still learn New Tricks - Reinventing yourself in the Age of AI. You can see his note to me (and to the world) here

I took the title of Jonathan's note and plugged it into ChatGPT, and here is what popped out, in around 8 seconds: 

In the age of AI, where technology is advancing rapidly, it's important to adapt and continuously learn to stay relevant. Here are some tips on how to reinvent yourself and continue learning new things, even as an "old dog":

1. Embrace a Growth Mindset: Adopting a growth mindset is crucial for learning new skills. Believe that your abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort and practice. Embrace challenges and see them as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles.

2. Identify Your Interests: Reflect on your passions and interests. What areas do you want to explore or learn more about? It could be related to your current field or something completely new. Identifying your interests will help you stay motivated and engaged in the learning process.

3. Set Clear Goals: Define specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Having clear objectives will provide direction and structure to your learning journey. Break down your goals into smaller milestones to make them more manageable and track your progress.

4. Leverage Online Resources: The internet is a treasure trove of knowledge. Take advantage of online learning platforms, such as Coursera, Udemy, Khan Academy, or even YouTube tutorials. These platforms offer a wide range of courses and tutorials on various subjects, including AI and technology.

5. Join Communities and Networks: Engage with like-minded individuals by joining online communities, forums, or social media groups related to your interests. These communities provide a platform for discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking. You can learn from others' experiences, ask questions, and find mentorship opportunities.

6. Attend Workshops and Conferences: Look for workshops, seminars, or conferences related to the skills or subjects you want to learn. These events bring experts and industry professionals together, offering valuable insights, hands-on experiences, and networking opportunities.

7. Experiment and Practice: Learning is not just about theory; it requires practical application. Find ways to apply your newfound knowledge through personal projects, volunteer work, or collaborating with others. Experimentation and hands-on practice will enhance your understanding and help you develop valuable skills.

8. Stay Updated: Keep up with the latest trends, research, and advancements in the fields you're interested in. Follow industry blogs, subscribe to relevant newsletters, and join professional associations to stay informed. This will ensure that your learning remains relevant and up-to-date.

9. Embrace Continuous Learning: Recognize that learning is a lifelong process. Be open to new ideas, technologies, and ways of doing things. Embracing continuous learning will help you adapt to changes and stay ahead in the age of AI.

10. Foster Creativity and Critical Thinking: AI and technology are rapidly automating routine tasks. To stay ahead, focus on developing skills that AI cannot easily replicate, such as creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence. These skills will allow you to adapt, innovate, and bring unique value to your work.

Remember, age is not a barrier to learning and reinventing yourself. With the right mindset, dedication, and resources, you can continue to learn new tricks and thrive in the age of AI.


I now have and also live on my browser bar at all times. These days, I lose count how many times I say out loud "OK, Google......" and then ask a question. 

Last week, I hosted a with "Anton and Miro" (humans) who's business is all about empowering salespeople with AI. In less than a week, it has already become one of our most-watched video podcast interviews of all time. Hey, I wonder if Anton and Miro used "AI" to figure out how to drive millions of eyeballs to that podcast...a podcast all about increasing SALES via AI technologies. Ah yes, attention > engagement > adoption > utilization. Coffee (and AI) is for Closers, right? 

Yeah, I promised that my SUNDAY BLOG NEXT WEEK will not be about AI. 

I did not promise however, that it won't be written by AI. Or at least - AI assisted. 

Anton, Miro and Tom (all are humans)

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