Written By: Tim Leeming
Adaptability: the ultimate predictor of success
Darwinism. Survival of the fittest. Good ol’ fashioned evolution. The idea that we, as a species, have evolved over many thousands of years is a concept we’re all familiar with. When we refer to the characteristics of the members of a species that has survived any noteworthy existence here on earth, we think about things like physical strength and endurance, reproductive capacity, intelligence, environmental niche and so on and so forth. Perhaps less commonly considered is a single, distinct concept – a solitary word even – that encompasses all of these things and is therefore, arguably, the defining factor of an individual’s aptitude to survive and thrive: adaptability.