What Bob Dylan Can Teach Us About The Future Of Media
Dan Blank wrote this back in August, but we think it’s a great way to usher in the New Year of 2011. Thanks for sharing, Dan!
My life as I know it will soon disappear. Everything I have created in the past 37 years will cease to exist in a few days.
And I couldn’t be happier about it.
This has me considering how media is changing, how businesses are being run, and how we see opportunities and threats. There is a phrase in business I have never been comfortable with: “disruption.” To me, it focuses too much on the negative, too much on what was, not what will be.
Sometime this month, my first child will be born. And when this happens, in many ways, my life begins on that day. For one, I will change. I had dinner last night with someone who mentioned that when you walk out of the hospital with a newborn, the air is different, the sky is different. Every priority changes.
And for my child, everything I have done prior to the day he or she is born is simply a preface – that part of the book you skip over while getting to the meat of the story. Like when you watch a documentary about The Beatles, and they first review the economic status of Liverpool, England in the years before John and Paul met. You are just waiting for them to meet.
For those of you in media, in publishing; for the content creators and writers; for the marketers and business strategists, I wonder:
Are we so busy looking backwards at where we’ve been, that we aren’t focused on what we are becoming? CONTINUE