In a world of reposts, shares, and likes, what does it even mean to be “first” these days? I was particularly inspired by a few articles this week around the idea of pioneering, exploring, and prioritizing – all facets of being first. If you’re looking for some inspiration, read on!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that this week Larry Page, CEO of Google, introduced Alphabet, the parent company under which Google – “G is for Google” – will reside. Jacob Morgan, author of The Future of Work, makes the claim that it’s a genius move for Google: “large organizations have survived simply because of their massive resources, but this will change. The larger an organization becomes, the more sluggish it becomes and agility and adaptability seem farther out of reach.” This article is particularly inspirational because C Space helps our clients connect stakeholders from multiple facets of a company (innovation, product, insights, marketers, designers, technologists, etc.) in one place, allowing large organizations to move nimbly and quickly.
A new buzz word is on the horizon:“Columbusing.” That is, the art of discovering something that is not new – think sporting henna tattoos, participating in color runs, or sipping coconut water. These things have been around forever, but this article reminds us as explorers to go deeper than enjoying things at surface level. “When is cultural appropriation a healthy byproduct of globalization and when is it a problem?…Just remember, it’s great to love a different culture and its artifacts, as long as you love the people too.”
“There’s just not enough time!” In our ever-increasingly busy world, if you find yourself saying this every day, consider the Post-it note approach to time management. When deciding what should come first, consider the 5 D’s to help you prioritize: do it, delete it, delegate it, decide on it, date it. And go!