Saturday, January 01, 2011


It amazes me the conventional wisdom still found among many managers and companies to the saying

“If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It”

This is so absurd and I can’t begin to tell you how many people believe in this nonsense.

You might as well say
“Innovation Not Welcomed Here”

It’s not like leaders don’t understand this concept; they just won’t do it because it takes time to innovate. It takes time to define an aim for a company; time takes long-term planning and dedication. Those skills are no longer an asset to today’s leaders. They get paid to increase the value of the stock in short-term dollars.

Stockholders really don't care if a company goes out of business. They just want to make quick money and then sell out their shares before the company goes out of business.

This way of thinking is disastrous. Who remembers the buggy whip? There was nothing wrong with the buggy whip, it was a good tool, in fact a perfect tool that did not evolve or get innovated when the automobile was created.

Ask a young car mechanic about carburetors? Huh? However, They do know about fuel injection systems.

With each innovation comes a paradigm shift. The Swiss almost took themselves out of the watch making business when the quartz watch was created.

How about IBM? They almost lost it all when they refused to follow the innovation that led to the personal computer.

I could go on, but how about changing your paradigm this year.

Define an aim for your company, continue to innovate, be bold do something right in 2010.

Remember information is not knowledge.

qg says … "Data + Information + Application = Knowledge"
"Knowledge + Listening = Wisdom"

So again if you hear, The question should not be
"Is it wrong, or if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, but rather,
is it best, and can it get better"

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