Change is sexy, until it costs.
—Amber Naslund (via enzio)
If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.
“Any market where unnecessary middlemen stand between customers and their successful use of a solution is about to be disrupted. Any service putting the burden on end users to string together multiple applications to produce the final working solution should consider its days numbered. Any product with an interface that slows people down is ripe for extinction. And any category where a disproportionate number of customers are subsidizing their vendor’s inefficiency is on the verge of revolution.”
These variances suggest that the future of newspapers, rather than being determined entirely by sweeping trends, can be significantly affected by company culture and management — even at papers of quite different sizes.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck (via stoweboyd)
This quote should be the real Planck’s Law. Here’s a maxim I work with: there is no such thing as change. Trying to get people trying to change is not usually fruitful. You have to wait for those people to go away. Statistically it is true that people will die before they change. Work with new people and win them over. Start developing a new community of people who want to move forward, to grow, and to make a difference.