#2 Jump The Next Curve

10 Lessons From Silicon Valley – A blog series inspired by the brilliant Guy Kawasaki’s talk at Brand Minds 2019!

I was lucky enough to attend the Brand Minds Europe Conference in Budapest in May 2019. I was greatly inspired by the humour and lessons of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki. Guy was a former Chief Evangelist for Apple, is a current Evangelist at Canva, and is also a Mercedes Ambassador! In this blog series I’m delighted to be able to share with you the 10 lessons that Guy shared with us. Lessons learnt direct from Silicon Valley and his time with Steve Jobs!

See lesson #2 below – to get you thinking…

 

Lesson #2 Jump The Next Curve

 

“Stay ahead of the curve”, “stay ahead of the game” are well-known sayings, but when it comes to innovation, the art, the secret of successful innovation Guy tells us is not just about staying ahead of the curve – it’s about jumping the next one!

Jumping the next curve means defining your business in terms of what’s to come. Thinking beyond the confines of the current status quo, the realm of current possibility.

Big innovation never occurs on the curve you’re on, but on the ones to come, like the jump from telephone to internet, or the jump from daisy wheel printing to laser printing to 3D printers!

At Ali Stewart & Co I guess we’re jumping too 😊
We could just ride our current curve and aim to help every leader on the planet make developing their people a priority. But we want to jump further and help every leader on the planet make leading and developing their people their no.1 priority!

What current curve are you on? Where do you need to jump to …?

Read the third blog in our 10-part series > #2 Don’t Worry, Be Crappy.

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