I was MC for the tech stage at the Fifteen Seconds Festival in Graz, Austria. My friend Greg Satell joined me on stage and wrapped his change framework around the compelling question: “How Can We Save The World From AI.”
Posted 4 months ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Aidan McCullen Innovation Blogs on Innovation Business Derek Van Bever Derek van Bever Stall Points Disruption Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Levi Strauss Strategy Failure Stall Points Strategy Technology The Seneca Effect The Seneca Effect in Business Transformation
The Seneca Effect, also known as the Seneca Cliff or Seneca Collapse, is a concept named after the ancient Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca. The effect is based on Seneca’s quote, “Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid.” He observed that many things in nature, including human affairs, systems and civilisations, tend to decline much more rapidly than they ascend.
Like the monkey holding the fruit, many of us cling to the past with clenched fists. We clutch to painful memories, we hold grudges, and we harbour what-ifs. We defend successes, mental models and the personas we have worked hard to develop. When we dwell on the past, we use up valuable energy that we could use to create our future.
It is a pleasure to welcome the author of “Present Future: Business, Science, and the Deep Tech Revolution” Guy Perelmuter, welcome to the show.
Found at all levels of the workforce but often stifled by managers, gig mindsetters are disruptors who upend business as usual and bridge gaps while achieving surprising outcomes and charting new directions. Six case studies of early adopters illustrate how it is shaping business in diverse fields: science and technology, industrial energy, healthcare, financial services, agricultural commodity trading and legal services.
We welcome friend of the Innovation Show and author of yet another fantastic book, Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company, Whitney Johnson.
Posted 2 years ago Tagged Aidan McCullen Blog Aidan McCullen Innovation Are you on the bus to Abilene? Bus to Abilene Meaning Gainsayer or Naysayer Speaking up tp Power What does Bus to Abilene Mean? What is a Gainsayer?
Are we on a bus to Abilene? Is it ok for people to speak up when they think something is not right? Are they gainsayers or Naysayers?
When a group collaborates, empathy is often assumed to be present, but it is rarely the case. I believe it is a good idea for the group to highlight the need for empathy so that all voices are heard and the room is not dominated by the extraverts or the HiPPO: Highest Paid Person’s Opinion. In addition, when we consider where each person is “coming from” (empathy) and when we agree on ways of working, we are less likely to hold back on our suggestions or withhold beneficial critique.