This is a great article in Forbes on the process of change. It takes the “change” process and breaks it into a predictable path for adoption. As technology, society and companies evolve, things change. The evolution goes like this: Resistance Mockery Usefulness Habitual New Standard I have seen this pattern over and over again throughout the years.
Centuries ago, Aristotle wrote about the four transcendent virtues — Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Unity. He said these virtues were necessary to achieve good for the individual and society. Author Tom Morris put Aristotle’s philosophies to the test in his book, “If Aristotle Ran General Motors” to see if these four transcendent virtues can be applied to our business world today. Morris claims that
I often see people follow the “easy” path in life. The “path of least resistance.” They avoid hard work. They avoid responsibility. They get by doing as little as they possibly can in every situation. They may survive for a while. They may fool people for a while. They may charm people for a while.
With Steve Jobs no longer with us, a lot of people are talking about Jeff Bezos from Amazon as the best CEO out there. This interview points out the six things that they knew in 1997 that have made their results so amazing today. When you have a window of opportunity, go for the jugular
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” a slogan Karl Marx popularized. This is not a new enlightened idea; it’s the basis of communist philosophy. It sounds almost identical to what I am hearing in the CNN article “Are Jobs Obsolete?” , which prompted this three part blog series. It’s
In my last post we introduced the disturbing CNN article, “Are Jobs Obsolete?,” and discussed how the premise that most Americans don’t need to work would negatively impact individuals’ happiness and self-esteem. Now, in the second of a three-part blog series on entitlement in society, we’ll discuss why making jobs obsolete would stunt our country’s growth. The article makes
I recently read one of the most disheartening news pieces I have ever seen: “Are Jobs Obsolete?” Not only was it on the front page of CNN’s website, but more than 37,000 people “liked it” on Facebook. The article’s premise boggles my mind: the US is so productive that we shouldn’t worry about unemployment rates.