Uncertain Times 2

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Rules of Thumb

I mentioned in “Uncertain Times”  that we are in the midst of economic and technology transitions that have vastly increased the turbulence of our environment.  I have found two rules of thumb useful guides:

  1. “It may looks like a crisis but it’s only the end of an illusion.” Gerald Weinberg in Secrets of Consulting
  2. “Innovation requires us to systematically identify changes that have already occurred but whose full effects have not yet been felt, and then to look at them as opportunities. It also requires existing companies to abandon rather than defend yesterday.” Peter Drucker in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

What illusions have ended recently for you?

What changes have already occurred that you need to incorporate into your plans?

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