In a Forbes Magazine article, Steve Denning wrote: “In strategic thinking, we have learned that there is no such thing as a mature industry: there is only an industry to which imagination has yet to be applied.” How very true. And I have just the example to prove it.
It is the end of another era. A world famous company that embodied an entire entertainment industry is folding its tents for good.
Looking back at historical moments can provide important lessons for leadership and strategy. Even if we go as far back as the late 1990’s, the stone age of the current digital revolution.
There is certainly no shortage of conversation surrounding Uber. But one recent article in Forbes Magazine grabbed my attention in particular – as it highlighted the way Uber’s strategy is so well aligned with the Slingshot Framework.
In the wake of the opening presentation I gave at the December ReForum Conference in Moscow, the Russian Harvard Business Review published an interview with me just before the year’s end.