Vision and strategy are both important. But there is a priority to them. Vision always comes first. Always. If you have a clear vision, you will eventually attract the right strategy.
Archive for Future
I hate cynicism. It is like cancer to the human soul. It is especially deadly when it infects an organization.
Where is your focus: past, present, or future? In this guest post by Todd Stocker, he suggests a strategy for maintaining balance.
We don’t have to be held hostage by our memories. In this guest post, Rabbi Evan Moffic explains how we can reframe them in a positive way.
I am mostly offline, attending a business conference. I have asked several bloggers to post in my absence. This is a guest post by Mary DeMuth. She is an author, speaker and book mentor. You can read Mary’s blog or visit her on Twitter. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the […]
Today we promoted Mark Schoenwald to the position of President and CEO at Thomas Nelson. Effective immediately, I am stepping out of active management, and turning over the reigns to Mark. However, I will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. Here are the details.
My friend and colleague, Mary Graham, brought this concept video about the future to my attention. It is produced by Corning Glass. It shows what is possible in the near-future. It is worth taking five minutes to watch this.
Despite what many pundits are saying today, reading is not dead. Nor are books. Certainly, big changes are underway, especially in the way books are delivered to readers. But reading itself is not dead. It is not going away. At least, not any time soon.
Yesterday, I stumbled across an incredibly simple but brilliant video about the end of publishing. It was produced by the marketing staff at Dorling Kindersley, a division of Penguin Group, for a recent sales conference. It talks about why Generation Y (those born between 1977 and 1994) thinks that books are dead and boring. Or does it?
I have spent the last three days at the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference in New York. This conference is designed to address the issues related to publishing and technology. This was my second year to attend. Five of my colleagues from Thomas Nelson accompanied me. As was the case last year, my head is exploding. The presentations were excellent. They covered all the current issues and gave us a glimpse of the future.
Things are going from bad to worse, right? People have their priorities upside down. Marriages are falling apart. The economy is in shambles. The environment is deteriorating. Worse, the younger generation doesn’t seem to care.
This is the third book I have created like this. I am always amazed by the process. But it also makes me wonder, What will this mean for traditional publishers?