“Timid moves? Marginal efforts? Indecisive actions? Reactive strategies? Small minded thinking? Emotion driven decisions? They’ll all get you a predictable result!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
There’s a reason people like me use the phrases ‘era of acceleration’ & ‘exponential change’ on stage – It’s because we truly believe that we have never lived in a time that has seen so much change, so fast, in such a short period of time.
The trends analysis I undertake on a regular basis indicates that it is only going to become faster.
I’ll be in Indianapolis next week, speaking at AutoGlass 2019 – the annual conference for the automotive glass replacement industry.
And one thing is certain – this is *not* your grandfathers automotive glass. With the arrival of autonomy, & as cars becomes computers, automotive glass is taking on a new and more complex role. It now comes embedded with technology – LIDAR and collision sensors, cameras and . Mirrors in the centre disappear as in-car cameras take over more of the navigation activities.
Simply put, this is not the automotive glass of yesterday – it involves far more complex installation, vastly different skills, innovative ideas in terms of workflow management and more. Some will know how to adjust; many will not.
There are also major changes afoot as Amazon starts to disrupt the auto-repair industry. It’s already formed partnerships with Sears, Monroe Tire & PepBoys. Buy your tires on Amazon at a lower price & they’ll line up an installation service for you!
Then there is the arrival of disruptors such as GoWrench – sort of an Uber-type disruptor for automotive repair. They’ll come fix your car at your home! Todays’ AirBnb and Uber customer will love them!
My audience next week should be worried about the change that is coming upon their industry.
They should be even more worried about the fact that they might have a timid, small, weak, marginal response.
Because their industry – like every other industry – will see massive, fast, disruptive change. And it is only going to accelereate.
The future belongs to those who are bold – not to those who are scared!