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Anticipation: Foresee Disruption and Find Opportunity
An integral part of anticipation and becoming anticipatory in your organization oftentimes has to do with catching an opportunity that everyone is either missing or perhaps even ignoring due to the belief that it is not profitable. One way to accomplish this is to simply look where no one else is looking. But how and where you look helps broaden...
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Stop Itemizing Everything: Move Beyond Competition
***This Friday: Don't Miss Daniel's Live Webinar, "What's Causing The Retail Apocalypse?" Friday, February 14th at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Click to Register. Human beings are competitive in all circumstances, and it has only intensified in today's predominantly technologically advanced world. No matter the industry or particular field, competition i...
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Why Agility Cannot Stand Alone
When the competition launches a new product, how you react says a lot about you as a professional and your company as an organization. But it is likely that you act quickly and decisively to address the changing factors and conditions after they've occurred. This is called agility, and we often utilize agility to change directions and head the c...
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Major Election Year Opportunity
This isn't just the start of a new year; this is the beginning of a new decade. With that, amazing new opportunities will present themselves for you and your organization. There are many certainties we already know in this new decade. For example, 2020 is an election year in the U.S., so most companies will "wait and see" in terms of innovation ...
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Digital Disruption: A Multi-Generational Mindset
Being anticipatory is a multifaceted offense in a world of rapid digital disruption. In some cases, it's about identifying opportunities for major disruptions within your industry that you yourself can introduce, such as Airbnb did to the hotel and timeshare industry or Uber did to the taxi and rideshare industry. Yet it is important to remember...
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Making Risk Management Less Risky with Anticipation
One of the central principles of the Anticipatory Organization Model is to move beyond the idea of mere competition. By that, I mean going past the idea of measuring your organization's success and performance against others. Instead, set your own standards through transformational planning and ongoing innovation. In so doing, by being anticipat...
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The Tech Side of Travel
In the next five to ten years, technology will give us many new ways to enjoy travel--from the planning phase to the actual trip. Tomorrow's travel will look nothing like it does today, and the travel adventures anyone can go on will be limited only by our imagination. So what are some of these drastic changes I'm referring to? The following is ...
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Your Digital Fingerprint: Is It Yours or a Spectator's?
Back in the mid-1980s, I wrote about how GPS would revolutionize our lives. One of my books published back then was called Advances in Agriculture, in which I highlighted how GPS would transform agriculture in the 1990s and beyond. Those predictions came true thanks to smart tractors from John Deere. Farmers can collect data via GPS to determine...
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Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation
It is often assumed that people don't like change when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It's why we take vacations and crave travel because we want and need change. We must get out of our usual surroundings and witness something new in order to regain focus and refresh our perspectives. In this case, change is a choice, s...
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Becoming an Anticipatory Leader: The Missing Competency
We are all good at reacting and responding - a knee-jerk reaction, so to speak. Even organizations large and small have learned how to be lean and agile while executing a strategy at a high level. But despite these skills, General Motors still declared bankruptcy, Blockbuster closed its last store, and the record industry succumbed to Spotif...
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