It’s 3am and I’m wide awake. I keep having this terrible nightmare. I’m at the county science fair and I’ve got this beautiful volcano that I built from the red clay I dug out of my backyard. I’ve got the vinegar/baking soda and I’m ready to rock. And then I glance over to the kid next to me and he’s built an autonomous car. Oh Sh&%! Let’s face it, adapting to rapid change is stressful.
Even the best have found themselves behind the curve on emerging trends. Twenty-two years ago this week… On May 26th, 1995, Bill Gates is famously known to have drafted a memo entitled “The Internet Tidal Wave” in which he described the internet as “the most important single development to come along since the IBM PC was introduced in 1981.” But first movers in the internet wave were already at full steam and Microsoft ended up late to the party. The moral of the story is that it can happen to any company, so vigilance is the key.
These statistics have been floating around for a while, but […]