As I sit in my hotel room at the Bellagio, overlooking the strip and all of the flashing lights, I think about the bold move that it took to make this city what it has become. There was no guarantee of success and very little support for the idea of building an adult playground in the middle of the desert. But now look at it.
My point is that we need to be bold in order to differentiate ourselves from the pack. We need take on accepted norms, we need to question basic premises and we need to challenge all assumptions. Only then can we truly come up with new ideas and new approaches.
We need to reinvent ourselves constantly and we need to be engaged in a constant learning process.
Being bold and staying ahead of the pack is the way that you can emerge from this economic downturn with a competitive advantage. As the economy picks up, there will be companies and leaders that will thrust themselves ahead of their competition as a result of the foundation that they are building right now. You need to make sure that you are one of those companies.