FROM DILIP MUKERJEA

"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

THE ABILITY TO ANTICIPATE THE FUTURE PROVIDES THE BIGGEST COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE


Interestingly, author-filmmaker-futurist Joel Arthur Barker, has exhorted this line of thought as far back as the 80's, when he wrote his magnum opus, "Discovering the Future: The Business of Paradigms".

In fact, he highlighted two other important forward-thinking aspects: the quest for excellence and the pursuit of innovation.

That was my nascent entry into future studies.

UNDERSTANDING THE POWER OF PERTURBATION

I like what I am reading:

“Feeling uninformed is uncomfortable.

Feeling inadequate or under-skilled is uncomfortable.

Feeling like you are going to be exposed for these things is really uncomfortable.

And yet, that’s when our brains respond and our learning accelerates.”


~ Jason Lauritsen, who runs the Talent Anarchy’s consulting practice to build cultures that fuel innovation;

This phenomenon resonates with my understanding of the power of perturbation, an unique feature of our brain, which is an open dissipative structure, drawing on intellectual cues from Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine.


A SMART ADVISORY FROM TECHNOLOGY FUTURIST DANIEL BURRUS

A Smart Advisory: "To See the Future More Clearly, Think Both/And"

"... We tend to greet innovation with an either/or assumption, either we use the old or the new. 

But this is not an either/or world we live in; it’s a both/and world—a world of paper and paperless, online and in-person, digital and analog, old media and new media...
... When looking at new technology, remember the Both/And Principle and focus on integrating the old with the new to create more value than either have by themselves... "

~ technology futurist Daniel Burrus;

For me, a good example is: I do quick hand-crafted diagramming sketches of salient points, whenever I read/review books and/or online magazine articles in my large ideas scratchpad.

When I need to do presentation, I transcribe some of them into fancy and colourful pieces with the aid of available software-based mapping tools like SmartDraw Pro, MindManager or VisiMap Pro.

Both ways, comprising the old and the new methods, serve their unique purposes.

Monday, May 5, 2014

RAPID CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT...

A Smart Advisory:

"Rapid change is the only constant...

... In the near future, industries will be ruled by technologies that haven’t been invented yet...

... There’s a very good chance that over the next few years we are going to see a revolution in management that is just as profound as the revolution in management that gave birth to the industrial age...

... We literally live today in a world where change has changed... "


~ Gary Hamel, internationally acclaimed management expert and the bestselling author of 'What Matters Now';

[Source: Big Think Edge's 'Manage Change 24/7 with Gary Hamel']


THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY ONLINE


[Source: Educators Technology and Mobile Learning]

IDEAS ARE CHEAP; EXECUTION IS WHAT MATTERS!

An astute observation!

"Performance improvement is blind to the lineage of good ideas."

~ Chris Brogan, CEO,
Owner Media Group (dedicated to helping owners grow their business through improving their capabilities and connections), and author of 'Benchmarking for Best Practices';

Ideas, in and of themselves, are cheap. Execution is what matters.


Put it in another way: 

In business, the only thing that matters with an idea is whether it improves your performance.

Where the idea originally came from is strictly academic.