The world HAS already changed: sink or survive?
Thursday, 19 January, 2012 Leave a comment
Sometimes, despite my best efforts, I cannot resist sharing Seth Godin’s wisdom! This is particularly difficult when he hits on a point that I have been making time and again as I try to communicate the URGENT need for change, specifically within in Financial Services and Risk management.
Risk Leaders (Godin’s artists) and early adopters will be the “winners”…other will just have to trust to luck!
It’s painful, expensive, time-consuming, stressful and ultimately pointless to work overtime to preserve your dying business model.
All the lobbying, the lawsuits, the ad campaigns and most of all, the hand-wringing, aren’t going to change anything at all. In fact, instead of postponing the outcome you fear, they probably accelerate it.
The history of media and technology is an endless series of failed rearguard actions as industry leaders attempt to solidify their positions on a bed of quicksand.
Again and again the winners are individuals and organizations that spot opportunities in the next thing, as opposed to those that would demonize, marginalize or illegalize (is that a word?) it. Breaking systems that benefit your customers is dumb. Taking money from lobbyists to break those systems is dumber still.
Let Seth inform and inspire you..