We live in a time of massive challenge and opportunity. Every industry is impacted by business model disruption, the emergence of new competitors, the impact of technology, the collapse of product lifecycle, political volatility and customers that continue to challenge businesses with their increasingly complex needs.
The very things that have worked for us in the past could be the anchors that hold us back as the future rushes at us with ever increasing speed.
That was the message that I brought to this group, with a talk that focused on the key trends and issues that affect medium sized business, family-run organizations. The EFBC program, established by DePaul University, provides multiple opportunities for these companies to keep up with the trends and opportunities that impact them – and they invited me in to headline the largest event in their annual calendar.