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What does it mean that digital technologies are increasingly a part of...
Lee Bryant, Who Is Building The Institutions Of The 21st Century?
Lee spoke at Meaning 2013 (I was there last year) and offers a great deal of foundational insights about the future of work. One of the deepest thinkers and practitioners out there.
A comment I made that actually got applause during an open and free-wheeling session at IBM’s Cloud Forum, today.
Because of the increasing pace of business today, the only sensible strategy is to become more risk tolerant, but companies are not in general adopting that mindset. Things are moving faster but business leaders are not moving to reduce the friction in their business to keep pace.
The average company lifetime was 75 years 50 years ago, and today it is fifteen. I bet that in five it will be down to ten, and that’s because management still thinks it’s smarter to operate with a foot on the brake instead of on the accelerator. It seems that should be true, it’s intuitive, but it isn’t anymore.
We’ve moved into a new economy where the fundamental rules have changed, and the operating premises the past are not only broken, but dangerous.