“If everyone around you is busy reinventing their business model and you are not, what does that suggest to you about your priorities?”- Futurist Jim Carroll
I’ll often speak on stage about some of the big, bold ideas being considered by some of the clients that have invited me in to talk about future trends and disruption.
Such as turning yourself from an appliance manufacturer to a hi-tech company with an #iOT core; life insurance and wellness policies based on real time information; moving from selling a product to selling a service level uptime guarantee based on predictive diagnostics; shifting into the era of self-driving autonomy; mastering hi-tech manufacturing through advanced materials and 3D printing, or selling solutions, not widgets.
You’ll find these stories sprinkled throughout my blog and event highlights – 25 years on stage gives you tremendous insight into what organizations are doing to keep up with the era of acceleration.
This morning, I’ll be on stage opening the CIO Summit in Stamford, CT, with a room full of CIO’s of major companies. My keynote is based on my theme, “What Do World Class Innovators Do That Others’ Don’t Do?” I’ll work this image into the slide deck to emphasize my point.
We are in a world in which, if you choose to leave yourself behind, you are no longer just at a competitive disadvantage. You’ll likely no longer be in business!