Success follows those adept at preserving the substance of the past by clothing it in the forms of the future.
Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture.
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.
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.
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.
Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.
Substance is enduring, form is ephemeral.
With the advent of genetic engineering the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.
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?
Preserve substance; modify form; know the difference.
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.
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.
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.
Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.