Oct 09, 2015
I’m a big believer in having a plan B and even C or D. However, this requires us to step outside our comfortable, well-worn, “proven” assumptions and the status quo.
This is why otherwise smart people didn’t understand how anyone could possibly want something like a home PC, telephone, or fax machine. We didn’t have them, so why would we want them? (Yes, Virginia - fax machines were once leading, bleeding cutting edge.)
Also, we tend to view the future in terms of the present. Things won’t change, right? Things like cheap oil, for instance. Or weather patterns. Or U.S. dominance of the world economy…Or global political alliances. Or…Or…
Two “What If” tips:
1. If you find yourself saying, “but that would never happen…” then
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