Victim or architect of the future?


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Part of the ALT (Adapt Learn Thrive) To Reboot Leadership Series

If you have worked with us before, you will know that at LGIT Smart Solutions we make meaning through delivering quality learning experiences that uplift and build profitable businesses and communities. So when South African trend and innovation strategist and Singularity University Faculty Member John Sanei published a book that promised to explain how to innovate your business so as to make a positive impact on millions if not billions of people, we were understandably interested to know more. In “What’s your moonshot”, Sanei throws out a critical challenge to us, and we have used it as a frame for this blog: Are you a victim or an architect of the future?

Moonshot, or 10x thinking, involves setting audacious goals. Moonshots drive the breakthroughs that signal the nascence of new industry leaders, as well as the demise of old industry stalwarts. New 10x thinkers cut down established traditional players through technological breakthroughs but also through business model shifts. In the case of Kodak, their moonshot of digital photography produced a 10x change that resulted in their own economic failure. The good news is that the future need not be a scary story. Continue reading