23rd Jun '13

Jeffrey Phillips:

As a people, we tend to group ourselves into tribes or communities that accept our foibles and issues and often reflect them.[…] These tribes are social among themselves, share the same language and experiences, and look at the other tribes or communities with suspicion or disdain. […] Innovators are trying to change the status quo, and don’t accept or don’t play along with the established norms or expected behaviour. […] While they share common tools, methods and perspectives, they often have very different timeframes and expectations for success. […] It takes a lot of guts to demand disruptive change from a comfortable corporate culture, to look beyond the 3 month timeframe that most of your compatriots are fixated on. You, the innovator, are a disrupter, a berserker, a righteous distraction, often right and rarely supported.

23rd Jun '13