Monday, August 30, 2004
Discontinuity creates opportunity
Most people fear discontinuity brought on by technology, legislation or competition. However, for many it provides great opportunity. It tends to be the biggest threat to dominating organizations, whether Ma Bell or Union Pacific Railroads, but to new organizations such as Charles Schwab or SouthWest Airlines, it can provide huge opportunity. As individuals also, it is threatening for those who are rigid in their thinking and do not continue to learn new skills. However, for many, not all young, it is a tremendous and exciting way to change ones position, job or even career path. The same applies to personal change too. Whether this is marrriage, divorce or relocation, the more open-minded will find opportunity in it.