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Disruptive Age

August 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

We live in a DISRUPTIVE age – age of dramatic changes in a way businesses will operate. Here are some of the most important trends of this age according to Tom Peters and Martha Barletta as presented in their book “Essentials – Trends”:

1) RE-IMAGINE our enterprises and institutions! The fundamental nature of the change now in progress has caught us off-stride and on our heels. No aspect of the way our institutions operate can be allowed to go unexamined. Or unchanged.

2) Brawl with NO RULES. We have to make things up as we go along

3) Incrementalism is Out. DESTRUCTION is in. “Continuous improvement” philosophy is becoming dangerous. All or nothing.

4) INFOTECH changes everything. There is no higher priority than the total transformation of all business practice to e-business practice. The new technologies are the real thing. The IT revolution is in its infancy.

5) Ninety percent of all white collar JOBS as we know them will be disemboweled in the next 15 years. GONE.

6) SELF-RELIANCE will replace corporate cosseting. We will live in the age of Me Inc. and Brand YOU World!

Self reliance? Brand YOU world? Me Inc? Sounds very exciting…but the bad news is, according to Peters and Barletta,  that these changes are NOT optional!

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  • 1 Matt // Sep 6, 2007 at 3:40 am

    Nothing to be afraid of. I have never been more excited for this in my life. Time to start adjusting the curriculum to the expectations!

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