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“Today, if you’re not disrupting yourself, someone else is; your fate is to be either the disrupter or the disrupted. There is no middle ground.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“Martin Seligman, a leading expert on positive psychology, differentiates between three states of happiness: the pleasurable life (hedonistic, superficial), the good life (family and friends) and the meaningful life (finding purpose, transcending ego, working toward a higher good). Research shows that Millennials—those born between 1984 and 2002—are showing an orientation towards seeking meaning and purpose in their lives.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“in the future, the defining metric for organizations won’t be ROI (Return on Investment), but ROL (Return on Learning).”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“The ultimate objective is what the Gartner Group calls a zero latency enterprise—that is, a company in which the time between idea, acceptance and implementation all but disappears—and implementing”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, cheaper than yours
“when you move from point A to point B, you can then see point C. But you can’t see point C from point A. Iteration/experimentation is the only way.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“As Eric Ries explains, “The modern rule of competition is whoever learns fastest, wins.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“Jerry Michalski notes that in the past, scarcity meant value. That is, without scarcity, you didn’t have a business. Now that notion has been upended. Dave Blakely of IDEO thinks about ExOs in the following way: “These new organizations are exponential because they took something scarce and made it abundant.” Nokia bought Navteq, trying to buy, own and control scarcity, only to be leapfrogged by Waze, which managed to harness abundance.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“as data becomes the new oil, many business models will be transformed from hardware to software to services.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“6Ds: Digitized, Deceptive, Disruptive, Dematerialize, Demonetize and Democratize. Any technology that”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“In fact, the best definition we’ve found for a startup comes from Ries: “A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“as technology brings us a world of abundance, access will triumph over ownership.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“The world has over a trillion hours a year of free time to commit to shared projects,”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“To demonstrate, consider the number of times the founders of the following companies pitched investors before finally succeeding: Company Number of Investor Pitches Skype 40 Cisco 76 Pandora 300 Google 350”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“You have to be self-aware and look for that startup idea and purpose that is a perfect fit with you—with you as a person, not as a business[person].”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“many ExOs are adopting the Objectives and Key Results (OKR) method. Invented at Intel by CEO Andy Grove and brought to Google by venture capitalist John Doerr in 1999, OKR tracks individual, team and company goals and outcomes in an open and transparent way. In High Output Management, Grove’s highly regarded manual, he introduced OKRs as the answer to two simple questions: Where do I want to go? (Objectives) How will I know I’m getting there? (Key Results to ensure progress is made)”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“According to noted hotelier Chip Conley, “Culture is what happens when the boss leaves.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“Today, if you’re not disrupting yourself, someone else is;”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“It is our opinion that in the future, the defining metric for organizations won’t be ROI (Return on Investment), but ROL (Return on Learning).”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“In 2013, Reddit, which has just fifty-one employees, most of whom manage the platform, saw 731 million unique visitors cast 6.7 billion votes on 41 million stories.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“The platform can be thought of as a combination of Quirky (product development) and Kaggle (incentive competitions), but for cars and other vehicles.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“An Exponential Organization (ExO) is one whose impact (or output) is disproportionally large—at least 10x larger—compared to its peers because of the use of new organizational techniques that leverage accelerating technologies.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“According to entrepreneur Chris Dixon, the most important change for entrepreneurs versus a decade ago is the ratio of reach to capital. Today, the reach of a startup is 100x larger, while the capital needed is one tenth that of a decade ago—a thousandfold improvement in just ten years.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“Any company designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“When assessing a startup for funding, investors typically categorize three major risk areas: Technology risk: Will it work? Market risk: Will people buy the product? Execution risk: Is the team able to function and pivot as needed?”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“The Exponential Organization The modern corporation takes great pride in how fast it can bring products and services to market compared to companies in the past.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“Don’t just ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. What the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“SCALE:”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“100 percent of new job creation has come via startups and entrepreneurs.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours
“Indeed, the rate of change is so high everywhere these days that you now must assume that someone will disrupt you, and often from a direction you least expect. As Steve Forbes sees it, “You have to disrupt yourself or others will do it for you.” This applies to every market, geography and industry.”
Salim Ismail, Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours

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