Happy New Year!
As we launch into a new decade we get to ask some big questions...
For me, the big questions are those around the idea of foresight.... so, what will stay the same and what will change over this decade?
For me, the best business question is; ‘what idea, technology or innovation will disrupt your business this decade?
If TV manufacturers knew the 'flat' screen would be the norm, would they have stayed on the 'fat' screens for so long?
Will local video stores survive or will digital downloads kill them? Are they already dead but don't know it yet?
Web page designers are being replaced by cloud solutions. Check out http://www.squarespace.com to get an idea of what I mean.
Imagine your primary way of making money and existing were to disappear. What would you then do? Alan Kay who invented the pretty way we look at computers (GUI) said that 'The only way to predict the future is to invent it!'
So, keep an eye on the future and adapt what you do so you are relevant and positioned on the leading edge of change.