I know. I owe you an explanation for possibly starting your day with the above picture:From Wikipedia:
“Saturn Devouring His Son” is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. According to the traditional interpretation, it depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanized to Saturn), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by one of his children, ate each one upon their birth. The work is one of the 14 Black Paintings that Goya painted directly onto the walls of his house sometime between 1819 and 1823. It was transferred to canvas after Goya’s death and has since been held in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
I think of this painting when I think of how we sabotage ourselves. Or how companies under-invest in innovation to preserve their legacy product line.What if, instead, you were willing to let your “children” (disruptive changes to your business, threatening new ideas, etc.) live instead of getting rid of them?One of my business mottos is: ship before you’re ready.That doesn’t mean to be sloppy. Just bold, assertive, and daring.It couldn’t turn out worse than this, wherein somebody forgot a human heart on a Southwest airplane, right?If you’d like to know what to do to be seen as a qualified expert, I’ve got a few seats open in The Positioning Accelerator Program.