The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity. – Captain Jean-Luc Picard, US Enterprise, 24th Century.
Let’s be honest. The 21st century is built on making money first and lots of it. To hear business leaders say something so radical today and follow through with it is probably not going to happen. It’s only after we’ve acquired enough wealth (whatever that may look like) do we consider doing something drastically different like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates et al are doing. Hmmm…did they pinch the idea from Captain Picard?
What if the thinking that got us here can’t get us to where the world is going to go next? In my last post I wrote about how preconceived notions and strongly held beliefs is an impediment to the co-evolution of business, to the next level of sustainable growth, in today’s complex and uncertain market.