“Individually, any trend is disruptive. Combine them together, and suddenly, they’re massively transformative!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
There’s the future that you think you’ll have – then, there’s the future you will actually have!
That’s because your future is not impacted by any single trend – it’s now driven by multiple, different disruptive trends.
Consider just a few of these trends: software and connectivity now define the future of your industry as your product line becomes intelligent and connected – this trend in and of itself speeds up the pace of change. Innovation has become faster and more challenging in the era of edge thinking, upside-down innovation, and collaborative business models. The rapid emergence of new competitors is reshaping your future by necessity, and ever more demanding customers mean that your products increasingly risk becoming something from the ‘olden days’ faster.
These are just a few of the disruptive trends I’ve been covering – check my full list in my post, The Reality of Disruption: (24 Reasons Why Your Company Might Die Before You Get Old). It’s over at https://disruption.jimcarroll.com
Put all these trends together, and the reality is that your future is going to be far different than you think it will be because we live in the era of disruptive acceleration. Everything is faster, including the disruptive trends that are redefining your business model, relationship with customers, supply chain structure, day-to-day methodologies and procedures, the arrival of new competitors, the ongoing reinvention of your products and services, and so much more.
Need a good example of what this means? Todays’ quote was inspired by some heavy traffic visiting an article I wrote for Dubai’s Gulf Construction News in 2019: for some reason, it was being heavily trafficked this morning. You can find it here:
Trends coming together? Artificial intelligence, 3d printing, the arrival of new construction materials, advanced construction methodologies, and much, much more. Read the article and you’ll get the full breadth of what happens when everything comes together all at once.
You thought you were dealing with just one trend – your reality is that you are hyper-trending!
Stay tuned – in just a few weeks, I’ll be doing a virtual keynote on these very issues for a major construction conference.