Going through my morning content over tea I came across this from Brian
“Digital Darwinism is the evolution of consumer behavior when society &
technology evolve faster than your ability to embrace it.”
I love Brian, but what do you ask is he talking about ? I think I know.
Conveying to leaders in the health club industry, or leaders from many
businesses and industries for that matter, that: 1) change is coming very
fast and 2) the future will entail new business models and ways of doing
things that will be very different from the past, often falls on deaf ears.
While its lonely being the voice of a revolution amidst the monarchy, what
Brian Solis is saying is true and Digital Darwinism is an important concept
to explore. Here's why.
What Digital Darwinism speaks to the survival of the fittest, that will
rapidly distinguish winners from losers.... (more)
Author, blogger and editor Robert Wright draws from multiple disciplines,
including science, religion, history and politics, in his search for
strategic perspectives on today's problems, particularly terrorism, while
offering hope for where humanity could be headed. A Schwartz Senior Fellow at
the New America Foundation, Wright also hosts an interview series with
celebrated thinkers at Meaningoflifetv.com and Bloggingheads.tv . Read his
latest book Evolution of God where the basis is formed for an understanding
of what makes people tick and where human spirituality will likely ev... (more)
Yesterday a colleague shared the observation that the term "systems" is being
increasingly heard as a negative in the marketplace by prospective buyers.
The context of our discussion was the fitness industry and how buyers
perceive terms or words. This led to my thinking about communication and the
often misunderstood Mehrabian Myth, 7% of communication is derived from
words, 55% body language and 38% via tone. As my friend pointed out, words do
matter and this video brings the point of what Mehrabian's findings really
The challenge with being “best at” and “BIG” is how
tough it is to stay ahead of the competition. Even for a firm like Google.
What made you innovative in the past can become less valuable and what a
maturing changing market perceives about your product can become more
important. Holding onto market share isn’t the same game as creating
innovative solutions that create new markets. Google is starting to consider
the implications surrounding this reality.
Google's most recent secret project Caffeine was announced yesterday but
users will not notice an... (more)
Much is being made of the pending Google book settlement. Now Microsoft,
Amazon and Yahoo are jumping in to object to the settlement as well. Despite
all of the fuss about Google, this complex matter truly results from a lack
of appropriate stewardship of our intellectual property laws by Congress. It
is why most of these issues are relegated to the courts to settle (see
Lessig's lecture at the bottom). This has become increasingly obvious as the
result of advancing technologies which has uncovered the irrelevance of the
rules and it is putting a great deal at risk for our societ... (more)