100,000 job layoffs this week. That’s as many people as live in Burbank, California. And I am sure that a lot of those layoffs were done to satisfy some corporate mandate, not because the company was really losing money.
Is there a bright side?
I’m convinced there can be. There’s a lot of opprounity right now, too. They tell investors ‘Buy low, sell high’. We’re at low. Time to buy. Time to start something. Time to reinvent yourself or a whole industry.
Here are some things I threw out on Twitter today.
Starbucks laying off 7,000 and they can’t make their tea drinks properly – someone buy a used ice cream and drive around selling lattes!
DHL closing and the post office wants to stop delivering mail on Saturdays – someone could make a lot of money rethinking snail mail.
Newspapers are failing nationwide – someone get a printer set up outside subway stations and sell custom printed, up the minute new-papers.
Rather than sit around waiting to be laid off, flex your crazy idea muscles. Right now. While there’s time.