Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happiness is not being the leader......

Tom Asacker suggests being the market leader comes with problems of its own - like figuring out which paradigm to shift.  Full post here.  Excerpt here:

Why? Because market leaders are wedded to an existing paradigm, to caution and convention. And so, they focus on incremental changes in their served markets to stay a step ahead of the competition. They don't innovate for customers. They tweak their offering to try to beat the other guy.

Mark Twain once wrote:
    "The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the  
     second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him 
     to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never 
     had a sword in his hand before; he doesn’t do the thing he 
     ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him; he 
     does the thing he ought not to do and often it catches the
     expert out and ends him on the spot."

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