“You’re going to need a bigger picture when it comes to that ‘vision thing’.” – Futurist Jim Carroll
NASA didn’t get to the moon by thinking small; it didn’t set itself a small vision.
Neither should you in a world in which there are new competitors eager to vanquish your business model, make your product line irrelevant, or simply redefine your industry. You need to think bigger, because the future is bigger than you think!
That’s why the first part of my key mantra – and the title of my upcoming book, still a work in progress – is Think Big.
You need a bigger vision of your future, based on bold goals, a broad reach, and a larger effort towards success.
In the era of acceleration, you need to do a better job with that ‘vision thing.’
In healthcare, genomic science and device connectivity rules the future – is it part of your vision?
Cars and trucks are essentially become computers, and connectivity is the new horsepower : is your business aligned?
In retail, logistics and delivery is everything : are you still wasting time on signing your next lease?
Agriculture is shifting to 24 hour farming : are you still planning for just a 10 hour day?
With 3D printing, the future of manufacturing is all about mass customization and building to a market of one : are you still thinking in terms of big production runs?
You won’t get ahead in the future by thinking small, and your future starts with your vision of that future.
Is it big enough?