“The hefty price for accepting information uncritically is that we go through life unaware that what we’ve accepted as impossible may in fact be quite possible.”
― Ellen J. Langer, Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility
Embracing new technology and having an open and curious mindset is the key for not only growth but survival in every industry today. I cannot think of one industry that has not felt the distributive effects of new technologies and the rate of social adaptation. I deliberately don’t call it adoption as this is a term for “Systems of Record”. We now have “Systems of Engagement” (thanks Geoffrey Moore) and they are defined by our social interaction and creativity. We can all be publishers, authors, musicians, artists and connect in ways that were virtually impossible before.
I recently read a fascinating post by Ayelet Baron that brilliantly encapsulates the essence of what we are seeing. The “new art of the possible” is taking place thanks to the combination of an open mindset and embracing technology. Baron calls it “an abundance mindset”, also attributed to the late great Stephen Covey.
Ayelet asks these disruption…
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