This past week Grow VC’s head of Vision, Alan Moore, interviewed with Peter Day of BBC Global business about his book No Straight Lines. Alan discusses escaping from a constricting mentality with a singular view, alternative models for business, politics, daily living and suggesting society as a whole could benefit from these disruptive changes. The old view is that we have to go through a hierarchal process to be able to look down on everyone from the achieved status of positions. The industrial world has damaged us as people by becoming more machine-like yet we have the ability to be multi-dimesional beings, not tied to a single role or even to a single place.
This can be applied to many industries, such is the recent case with Kodak. Similar to Xerox having created the original Windows, rather than transitioning to the new digital medium it created, the company remained set in its role as a leader in the film industry as opposed to being a leader in the photo industry as a whole. By limiting and labeling itself as a film company, Kodak did not address the challenges of becoming a leading camera company for both digital and film.
To hear more from Alan Moore and Peter Day, listen to the entire interview on BBC Global Business.
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