NZBusiness and Management

Preparing for change

PEOPLE THESE days talk about ‘disruption’, but it’s hardly anything new. The ‘spinning jenny’ disrupted the weaving industry; the gas light disrupted traditional notions of what constituted a working day; the internal combustion engine disrupted the horse and carriage trade (and was hailed as heralding cleaner streets and cities – nobody mentioned CO2 back then). Business has never been about certainties. The only constant is change, and the speed of change is getting faster than ever.

In my last two columns, I’ve

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