The times they are a-changin’

dylan-youtube-linkIn many ways, the times they are a-changin’ … so it seems appropriate to share the song of that name from the early Bob Dylan. This link is to an appropriately scratchy video from 1963 of the melancholy, even apocalyptic, tune – now on YouTube. An excerpt from the lyrics:

Come gather ’round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You’ll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin’
Then you better start swimmin’
Or you’ll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin’.

As we look to 2009, investor relations professionals should prepare for change – more change – in the economy, capital markets, disclosure needs, regulatory climate, IR technologies and our jobs.

I’ll try to offer commentary that helps – rather than just whiny songs. Please feel free to add your comments (anonymous is an option). Meanwhile, enjoy “Bob Dylan on IR.”


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One Response to “The times they are a-changin’”

  1. Thomas Kiehn (Head of IR in a Russian company) Says:

    True indeed. 2009 will bring much change to the global financial markets and IR professionals will need to stay on the cutting edge. Not that we didn’t have to stay up to date with those things before, but rather that these waves of change will definately be coming in greater magnitude and with higher frequency in 2009. Looking forward to your posts as you (b)log the changes. Cheers!

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