Our business world is changing constantly, we know it. Right? Ok, maybe not all of us realized it yet. But what we were not expecting for sure is how difficult is it to predict what is next… Not that it was easy before but at least we could rely on some established marks. We talked in this blog before how Palm and then Blackberry did not see the rapid changes in the smartphone industry and how Apple is reinventing the market for now. We showed examples of how cellphones are creating opportunities in Africa and how it is becoming as important if not more than food and water.
And the fall of Borders and Blockbusters and Kodak and… The business world is changing at such a pace now that competitive advantages and new products are at the core of the business owners challenges more than ever. And all the benchmarks we used to take for granted are now not what you were expecting a few years ago, from ‘e-friends’ reinventing friendship to online universities being the new schools. Have you talked to your car yet today? Siri is telling you where to go.
In a recent article, FastCompany explains that “some people will thrive” in this new chaotic world. “They are the members of Generation Flux“. And we all know that “any business that ignores these transformations does so at its own peril. Despite recession, currency crises, and tremors of financial instability, the pace of disruption is roaring ahead. ”
I encourage you to read this eye-opener article and find out how it “defines GenFlux as a mind-set that embraces instability, that tolerates–and even enjoys–recalibrating careers, business models, and assumptions. Not everyone will join Generation Flux, but to be successful, businesses and individuals will have to work at it. ”
Opus Consulting Group is part of the GenFlux… We are helping our clients everyday to go through the changes and the challenges they are facing. Call/email/twit… whatever is your trend today.