How To Stay Ahead Of The Curve

How To Stay Ahead Of The Curve

Change is happening so fast in today’s world that it is becoming increasingly difficult to anticipate and prepare for the future. And while we can’t always predict what the future will bring, what we can do is disrupt ourselves before we get disrupted.

In this episode, Nikki shares why it is no longer just about the survival of the fittest, it is also about survival of the fastest. Nikki and Monica also share strategies and insights to anticipate challenges, learn new skills, respond quickly to change and get ahead of disruption.


[00:16] Growth of artificial intelligence
[00:26] How do you prepare for rapid change
[03:20] Favorite hack #1 to anticipate change
[07:18] Correlation of disruption and innovation
[08:50] Favorite hack #2 to anticipate change
[09:38] Just-in-time learning
[10:59] Homework for the week           


“We’re living in a time of so much change and such rapid change, that it’s not enough to just be fit. You also have to be fast.”–Nikki Barua

“It's no longer survival of the fittest. It's survival of the fastest.” - Nikki Barua

The faster you let goof previous beliefs and open yourself up with curiosity and humility, and be willing to learn, that’s what’s going to help you adapt faster.” – Nikki Barua

“You miss out on opportunities when you’re worried about what could go wrong.” – Nikki Barua

“Technology is creating the solutions for the things that people feel technology is disrupting.” –Monica Marquez“

You have to know where the demand is and align your skills and your competencies to where that demand is. Then you can be the one that is benefiting from these opportunities as opposed to being displaced.” – Nikki Barua

“There are opportunities for everyone to combine the power of technology with the beauty of the human mind.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at

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