I love the “success literature” space – it’s actually pretty humorous. I think of all of the books I’ve read; there are maybe three that I can say actually “tell it like it is” when describing the reality of success. The literature does give you… Read More »Why You Should Ignore The Past
Determining the correct decision in any specific situation requires the ability to look at both qualitative and quantitative data. However, all of this data comes from the past. For example, if you sold Widget A 5 years ago and it flopped miserably, you are less… Read More »Stepping Into The Same River Twice
The Coronavirus is a Black Swan: The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.… Read More »The Upside Of Black Swans
When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
Timing Really Is Most Everything I’ve said many times before, being a futurist is like being a meteorologist, you are usually right, but at the wrong time. I think it’s futurist’s bane always to be right – but too early. I feel as humans, we… Read More »Executing The Future Creates It
Like most big companies, you’ve probably run or are currently running, at least one internal innovation program. It might be small workshops, departmental level programs, the rollout of an enterprise idea management tool like Spigit, or something less formal. In our experience, innovation programs are… Read More »Innovation Programs Are Good, Just Not Good Enough.
Structure Is Necessary For Change to Occur While I’ve written before on the concept of change, there are still many who don’t internalize the fact that life is change. They feel that there is such a thing as “steady state” and that at some point,… Read More »To Change, We All Need Help and Structure
The World Of Work Is Now 24/7 No Matter Your Business Remember downtime? You know, evenings and weekends where your typical 9-5 job would let you have some spare time? Those days are gone. As work has exploded into small Lego blocks, not being completed… Read More »The Future Of Work: Welcome to All Live, All the Time