The advent of digital communication has brought us incredible freedom to search, to access equally incredible archives.
Now, more than at any time in our histories, we need to pay careful attention to how prior work is interpreted. Not only technical or religious, but also things like political policy, art, and more. Eisegesis vs. Exegesis.
Changing brakes, fluids, and rotating tires is about all Dad’s likely to let junior do to his computer-driven, exotic materials containing, hybrid-hazardous, trip-to-the-dealer-if-you-break-it vehicle.
All the while, automotive manufacturers lament a general lack of automotive interest by today’s youth. Any surprises here?
The risk of squishy history is what you get when you add 3 parts text, with one part digitization.
As more of the text we read becomes digital, the temptation to fiddle, tweak, and change becomes irresistible.
Data forms perhaps the least appreciated, least visible Pillar of Change. Data often is the very essence of many companies, particularly in today’s software/cloud/internet driven world, defining their very value.
Imagine: You drive to a hardware store you have never visited before. There are products in the store. You, the consumer are now there. But there are no established relationships and neither your or the product know of the other.
Systems are critical to daily execution. They are a simple requirement if you wish to scale your business (a fact not appreciated by many entrepreneurs/founders).
One of the 4 Pillars of Change, systems need to be meticulously, carefully, analyzed and introduced along existing systems. Doing so ensures continuity and mitigates risk.