How should companies evolve strategy as technology-driven infrastructures change?
Innovative companies can’t simply adapt to change; they need to instigate that change before the ground shifts from under them. Shapers alter mindsets; they shake things up — and they can move worlds.
- Historically, once a new innovation has disrupted an industry, things tended to stabilize, but not anymore. Why are disruptions that are brought about by new technologies not being followed by a period of stabilization?
- What makes a good shaper?
- How can companies translate a shaping view into a successful business strategy, and why is a shaping view better than a vision?
- For companies that take the plunge, you recommend a strategy called FAST — an acronym that stands for Focus, Accelerate, Strengthen and Tie it Altogether. Can you describe how FAST works in practice?