When talking about the theme Creativity building the future, the CEO of The Futures Agency, Gerd Leonhard, said there was no other way to succeed in the business world that does not pass through the construction of an “ecosystem”.
Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.
Absolutely important realization: “Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change”
For businesses, being good at copying is at least as important as being innovative.
- “In 1997 Reed Hasting returned his copy of “Apollo 13” to the video store and was hit with a late fee…” (futureof.biz)
- “Ironic, because for years Jobs had used the copy controls the music labels had demanded to lock all…” (futureof.biz)
- “One innovation market maker, Innocentive, boasts up to 250,000 scientists from 200 companies who are…” (gerdfuturist.com)