Thursday, 18 August 2011
That’s not why I’m confused. I’m confused because, still listening to the radio, all the analysts and commentators continue to repeat the same sides of the same old arguments they had before the event, after the event as if there was nothing to be learnt from the event itself. One commentator concluded “As I’ve always said, the kids don’t have enough opportunities.’
If a group of people adopt the same thinking pattern over a period of time it’s harder to disprove the idea because the ones who haven’t tested it still buy-in and are waiting their turn. It makes it hard to persuade them that the idea doesn’t work. It’s common for shared thinking patterns to pass their sell-by date.
So, in short there are no longer opportunities. Sorry, the kids won’t have opportunities. Opportunities are recognisable and once they are recognised they have a short shelf-life. As innovators we’ve realised that instead we must create or discover possibilities, and then our real challenge is to transform those rapidly into our opportunities and then into a ‘delicious’ reality which is well worth the effort.