Over the years I have supported born global companies scale up in the EU. This entailed helping them generate internal capacity. I have mentored Professionals via King’s College, London, and the Business Mentoring MeetUp group for over 5 years. I have supported not for profits organise themselves. I have worked with entrepreneurs on 4 different continents. Currently, I am co creating a new business and a new product with different entrepreneurs on 2 different continents. After a few projects I found I was repeating myself. I could not put my finger on why? Till one day I realised I was spending more time repeating myself than on understanding the tacit needs of my clients. The aspects of the project that are replicable now get automated as much as possible.
We are witnessing a once in a lifetime event. No, its not Haley’s comment passing by again! It’s something more important and fundamental to our existence - the end of the Industrial age. Finally, after reading about it all our lives we are finally starting to see it actually happen. This means everything we have grown up with is on its way out. The way we are schooled. How we work? The way we organise our lives is fast changing. If we look around and see how times are changing a natural consensus will emerge that this is the case. For example, the notion of mass customisation. The humanisation of the labour force. The decentralisation of power. The emergence of the inclusive business model. 3D Prinitng altering how we organise our manufacturing. The list goes on. All these changes highlight how the stable world order of the last 100 or so years is changing.
So what are we moving towards?