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Instagram Took the Kodak Moment

Instagram Took the Kodak Moment

Kodak became an iconic brand, because it facilitated an important job. It helped us visually journal the special moments in our life. But as we know, Kodak lost its way. In early 2012 Kodak filed for bankruptcy. Ironically, right as Kodak was failing Facebook was acquiring Instagram. Instagram had taken the place of the Kodak Moment.

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Strategy Without a Map

Strategy Without a Map

In a changing marketplace you don’t have a map to guide you to success. It’s like crossing the Sahara. The dunes are constantly shifting and changing. To cross the Sahara you use a compass, landmarks, and local resources to navigate the terrain and get to your destination. This is an excellent metaphor for growing your business.

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Three Questions to Transform Your Business

Three Questions to Transform Your Business

General Stanley McChrystal said, “You’re not going to come up with a hundred year plan, a fifty year, or even a five year plan. You’re going to come up with general directions and frameworks, and you better learn everyday. Because that’s the world we’re in now.” Your ability to adapt and transform your business may be your greatest competitive strength.

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Enforced Mediocrity

Enforced Mediocrity

“That’s the way we do things around here.” What an awful phrase. It stops innovation and bringing forward new ideas dead in their tracks. Resistance to change is a fear response. It may be couched in good intentions, but fear of change saps innovation and creativity from your culture.

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