Why Re-Imagine Boundaries?

Because business and cultural leaders view creativity as the most important leadership trait for future success.

Re-imagining boundaries is the process that empowers organizations and individuals alike to continuously rethink and reinvent what they do.

It is the link between systematic creativity and high-impact strategic thinking, and the critical basis of staying relevant.

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Experience Re-Imagining Boundaries

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Gabor George Burt speaking

I lead provocative explorations to shape the future of your company. No matter how successful your business is today, you still operate within self-imposed boundaries. These boundaries bring the risk of marginalization. But overstepping them leads you to broadened consumer relevance and sustained growth.

You will learn how to apply the Slingshot Framework to:

  • Continuously re-imagine the boundaries of what you do and how to align your whole organization around the concept of re-imagining
  • Stretch the boundaries of your business to their broadest extent in order to discover new market spaces of expanded relevance
  • Identify consumer ‘pain points’ and to turn them into ‘points of infatuation’, transforming the weakest points of  your offering into the most attractive
  • Embrace the shortcut to meaningful innovation by simply unlocking powerful combinations of existing components instead of inventing something entirely new.

 

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The visionary Joseph Schumpeter

In announcing the launch and naming of the column, the Economist said Schumpeter “argued that innovation is at the heart of economic progress. It gives new businesses a chance to replace old ones, but it also dooms those new businesses to fail unless they can keep on innovating (or find a powerful government patron). In his most famous phrase he likened capitalism to a ‘perennial gale of creative destruction’.

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For Schumpeter the people who kept this gale blowing were entrepreneurs. He was responsible for popularising the word itself, and for identifying the entrepreneur’s central function: of moving resources, however painfully, to areas where they can be used more productively. But he also recognised that big businesses can be as innovative as small ones, and that entrepreneurs can arise from middle management as well as college dorm-rooms.”

And here is one more, short summary of the profound relevance of Schumpeter’s ideas, as well as their strong connection to the themes of Slingshot:

“Schumpeter famously lauded the entrepreneur, who he argued was the heroic figure of capitalism, a visionary who could imagine the future in ways that others couldn’t and could therefore drive technological change and economic growth. Not just a visionary, the entrepreneur got things done. This ideal, as much as the theory of creative destruction, has made Schumpeter a hero to those who attribute the bulk of our prosperity to market forces. But Sagoff reminds us that Schumpeter’s elevation of the entrepreneur profoundly challenges standard economic accounts of markets and prices. The entrepreneur, Schumpeter argued, is not a rational, utility-maximizing actor responding to price signals to truck and barter his goods most efficiently, as economics textbooks suggest. Rather, he is a dreamer, a visionary, an artist, and a doer. It is precisely the entrepreneur’s disdain for petty price competition, small-minded corner-cutting, and the battle for market share that allows him or her to imagine and create the future.”

Sources:
http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/journal/past-issues/issue-4/embracing-creative-destruction 
http://techliberation.com/2009/09/22/the-economist-launches-schumpeter-column-on-innovation-entrepreneurship-dynamism/

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