Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

Are You Prepared to Become Obsolete?

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

While watching the local news my husband made a comment about the weatherman: “You know – who really needs him anymore? You can just look at the radar yourself any time you want to online.”

True. You can. Wonder if people going to school to be “weather people” have thought about that. Wonder if the schools that teach them have thought about that. And, most pertinent for this blog, wonder if all of us have given (more…)

Create, Co-create, Collaborate or Die

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

We’re all familiar with the saying: adapt, migrate, mutate or die. Charles Darwin put forth his theory of evolution in 1859 and its relevance to businesses has long been applied by academics and business experts. But, in today’s fast-paced environment, while still applicable it suggests a pace that is much slower than our reality.

Adapting, migrating and mutating takes time–sometimes a long time.

While it may not be relevant from a biological standpoint, businesses today might be well advised to follow a different piece of advice: (more…)

Don’t Be the Victim of Disruptive Innovation!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
  • VHS tapes.
  • Landlines.
  • Encyclopedias.
  • Film (the Kodak kind).

All examples of products that have already, or will probably soon, disappear from use. Why? Because they were made obsolete due to new advancements, replacements or changing consumer demand that led to their demise. That kind of evolution is happening all of the time. Sometimes slowly. Sometimes rapidly. Just as (more…)

Process and Variation – You Need a Little of Both

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I was playing Solitaire last night and was struck by how much I like developing and following standardized processes, yet how likely I am to vary from a process when I think it’s appropriate. The trouble is this tendency can be particularly confusing and frustrating to others – (more…)