gary hamel's book 'leading the revolution' has been subtitled "how to thrive in turbulent times by making innovation a way of life". makes sense. even today. the book has been published in 2000.
"this is a book for those who want to make a difference - in their world and in their organization. it is a manifesto and a manual. it is a book for those who refuse to surrender to cynism. it is a book for those who believe the future is something you create, not something that happens to you. it is a book for those who believe passion is just as important as profits. it is a book for those who refuse to believe that large companies can't innovate or that small companies can't escape their first business model.
it is a book for those who are unwilling to play it safe. it is a book for those who are unwilling to sacrifice their dreams on the altar of conventional wisdom. it is a book for those who care so much about their customers, their colleagues and their own legacy that they simply can't imagine not leading the revolution."
what else can i say?
but books do not change the world. people do. you and i do. and if you do not do it, your world will not come true, but some other world of mediocracy, of me-too, of boredom and neglect, of idleness and stagnancy.
if we want to lead the revolution, we have to start the revolution - at our workplaces, offices, cubicles, whereever we are, whereever we work.
starting the revolution is the challenging step we have to make. ideally by thinking revolution. by understanding revolution. by feeling revolution. by spreading revolution. by role-modeling revolution.
be a spark! change the rules! leave a mark!