“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin #MondayMorningWakeUpCall
- IBM – From selling calculators, massive mainframes and personal computers to now selling software, consulting services, IT services
- Apple – From selling personal computers to making your phone your personal computer
- Google – Is relentlessly adapting its search algorithm to make it so personal that it probably (and eerily) knows more about you than you do
The examples are many more, but I guess you get the idea.
Most of the truly great companies of the last 100 years (and of the recent 20 years of the internet era) – from IBM to Apple, from Proctor & Gamble to Unilever, from Google to Facebook, trace their roots (and greatness) back to multiple generations and behaviours of change, be it from personal computers to mobile, from television to youtube or from internet to internet of things. They’ve adapted before and emerged great. The best ones will adapt again.
Hint: This also applies to your personal lives.