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Living in More Than One World: by Bruce Rosenstein

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THREECreating Your Future

The purpose of the work on making the future is not to decide what should be done tomorrow, but what should be done today to have a tomorrow. 48

Drucker was an advocate of looking out the window for “the future that has already happened.” One of his most-quoted metaphors, it is open to many interpretations. As we seek to live in more than one world and build and maintain a life that has several dimensions, we can determine ways to remain rooted in the present while keeping an eye on the future for how we will diversify our time and talents. It is important to be aware of the Drucker-like qualities of being observant, endlessly curious, and open-minded.

In this chapter we’ll explore how to prepare for the future while ...

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