Friday, 9 November 2018

Disruptive Technology, Paradigm Shift and Digital Futures by SMB Sesan Johnson

Disruptive Technology, Paradigm Shift and Digital Futures by SMB Sesan Johnson

That Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion and Instagram for $1 billion baffles me particularly within the cycles of the net worth values of these two social media apps. This is also making me to rethink the Internet of Things (IoTs) and utilities of the Social Media. Do you still remember KODAK MOMENT of photography. Kodak was, for a generation, the brand that meant capturing stories with pictures. There are few corporate blunders as staggering as Kodak’s missed opportunities in digital photography, a technology that it invented. All indicators were showing that the future is about digital technology but Kodak remained skeptical. Kodak management’s inability to see digital photography as a disruptive technology, even as its researchers called the company’s attention to it is the blunder. While paralysis of decision-actions (The Decision Loom) goes a long way to explaining Kodak’s slow reaction to digital photography, its real value is as a guidepost for us today in dealing with ever-more disruptive changes. Given that there are few individuals not grappling with disruptive change today. Even me, I am grappling with these digital disruptive technologies.

Even today, digital photography is shifting; Facebook and Instagram where users store and share billions photographs daily shutting down all other photo sharing platforms. Whataspp, Twitter, etc all have their unique particularities and utilities. Within the remix of your social graphs and future realities, what are the changes you need to adopt or adapt to? What is the disruptive technology you need to adopt in order to remain relevant professionally and socially in the nearest 10 years?

 Do not forget this is one of the decisive and actions Kodak, Nokia, Blackberry, etc refused to do. Whether you are an “evolutionist” or a “creationist”, change constitutes the main element of the process in which you believe. You remember, “survival of the fittest”. The fittest are fittest because they have undergone change which confers on them reproductive superiority in a constantly changing environment. Change is the only permanent thing. Seek for improvement because it is the largest room in the world. Have an enterprise mindset that is opened to change. Embrace, Growth Mindset and renew your mind daily and continually along progressive trajectories (Romans 12: 1–3).

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