You can’t predict the future, you have to create it. Still, a main component of doing innovation is forecasting; understanding what drives the future. This is something I get asked about a lot, and don’t claim to be a futurist. What I do know is that one of the key skills of the future is imagining future scenarios; futuring.
Archive for: May, 2019
How To Manage Misfits And Not Kill Your Company
Rebels, misfits, renegades, heretics or troublemakers whatever you call them, are commonly seen as difficult to work with. Why? Because their strengths (driven, talented, smart and impatient in achieving outcomes) can sometimes make them come across as assholes and go rogue.
7 Rules For Rebels, Heretics And Mavericks In Organizations
Innovation is hard, it doesn’t happen by following a tried and true cookie cutter approach. It often begins when someone begins to think and act differently, usually in isolation, from the rest of an organization; challenging convention.
Why Experts Suck At Predicting The Future
Society loves experts! Why? Because people are highly persuaded by authority; and being an expert is considered being an authority. But experts are human, and therefore are fallible in their judgment; especially when it comes to predicting the future.
The Power of Brand: It Starts With Trust
I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan and have written about how the Jordan brand has driven culture and stayed relevant; even though MJ has been retired for almost 20 years. Air Jordan’s are highly coveted, specifically the older ones. Last week saw the re-release of the Air Jordan 4 Bred; one of the most iconic sneakers thanks to a very famous shot.
3 Common Tech Startup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them
Tech startups are like the lottery – you see the big winners in the news, but nothing about the millions of the not so lucky. Well, actually you might read about the biggest tech startup failures and this article intends to prevent you from this fate.
In this article, we’re going to highlight some common tech startup mistakes and how to avoid them.