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An illustration I use to get people to understand it is this: I'll ask major corporate audiences: Why don't you just take all your traditional beliefs about organizations, and apply them to the neurons in your brain?
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An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
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As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species - that means all known and recorded information - is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years.
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Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
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Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture.
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Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities.
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I often tell people that every mind is like a room in an old house, stuffed with very old furniture. Take any space in your mind and empty it of your old conceptions and new ones will rush in, good or bad. So change is more a getting rid of rather than an adding to or an acquiring.
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If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny.
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If you go back to the first single-cell form of life, it clearly possessed the capacity to receive, to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information.
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If you look to lead, invest at least 40% of your time managing yourself - your ethics, character, principles, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 30% managing those with authority over you, and 15% managing your peers.
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If you're in such a position of power and your ego is such that this is not possible, then its essential to have a small cadre of very bright, committed people who are questioning, exploring and understanding these emerging concepts.
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It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
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It won't do away with hierarchy totally, but the principal leader will be the person who most exemplifies the kind of organization and behavior required who is best able to create the conditions such organizations require.
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Language was a huge expansion of that capacity to deal with information.
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Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.
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Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to others, ever.
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Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.
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Make another list of things done for you that you loved. Do them for others, always.
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Money motivates neither the best people, nor the best in people. It can move the body and influence the mind, but it cannot touch the heart or move the spirit; that is reserved for belief, principle, and morality.
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Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference.
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Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.
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Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.
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The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income.
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The old idea of thinking of leaders as superior people at the top dominating inferior people at the bottom will change.
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The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.
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The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future.
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Think about technological float: it took centuries for the wheel to gain universal acceptance. Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.
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Thirty years ago a check might take weeks to find its way through the banking system. We called it float. Today, everyone is aware of the speed and volatility with which money moves around the world and its profound effects. However, we ignore vastly more important reductions of float.
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Throughout history, it took centuries for the habits of one culture to materially affect another. Now, that which becomes popular in one country can sweep through others within months.
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Today, everything is accelerating change, with one incredibly important exception. There has been no loss of institutional float.
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What all this means is the loss of change float - the time between what was and what is going to be, between the past and the future - so the past then becomes ever less predictive, the future ever less predictable, and everything is accelerating change with one exception: our institutions.
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What we have always thought of as opposites, such as competition and cooperation, will now have to be seamlessly blended.
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What will become compellingly important is absolute clarity of shared purpose and set of principles of conduct sort of institutional genetic code that every member of the organization understands in a common way, and with deep conviction.
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With mathematics, the first global language, you had the same thing - a huge increase in societal diversity and complexity.
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With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
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With the capacity to communicate, immediately came the evolution of complex communities of organisms: hives, flocks, tribes, herds, whatever.
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