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“While technology provides headwinds, it also provides great opportunities to see past them and say, ‘OK, I can get on the other side of this and use it to my advantage.'”

via Fox’s Jim Gianopulos Leads Studio Through Uncertain Times | Variety.

[via MediaRedefined]

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“People naturally resist changes that make them or their group less important. The result is that organizations tend to discount information that suggests that major change is necessary. An organization in effect uses its ‘immune system’ to isolate or expel individuals or ideas that challenge the prevailing, more institutionally comfortable vision of the future.”

– Andrew Krepinevich, Center of Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, in the book “7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century.”

Andrew Krepinevich on why people resist change

Our ideas are, in a crucial way, partly products of our environment. They’re “inevitable.” When they’re ready to emerge, they do…

The things we think about are deeply influenced by the state of the art around us: the conversations taking place among educated folk, the shared information, tools, and technologies at hand.

via Thinking Out Loud: How Successful Networks Nurture Good Ideas by Clive Thompson.

Really makes you think about the people you staff on your team, those you associate with at work and in the community, and who your group of friends is outside marketing…they all have an impact.

Clive Thompson, on how successful networks nuture good ideas