Tip 44Already Obsolete

Many of us are drawn to the IT industry because things are always changing. It’s an exciting and fresh work environment. There’s always something new to learn. On the flip side, though, is the disheartening fact that our hard-earned investments in technology-related knowledge depreciate faster than a new Chevy. Today’s hot new item is tomorrow’s obsolete junk with a limited shelf life.

In Leading the Revolution: How to Thrive in Turbulent Times by Making Innovation a Way of Life [Ham02], Gary Hamel talks about how the incumbent industry leaders in any given industry become complacent and, through their complacency, develop blind spots. The more successful your business, the more likely you are to grow comfortable with ...

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