Unformatted text preview: It is interesting that Western Union, the big telecom company of that era, was not the one to succeed at telephony. 4. What are the six key observations? 1. Paradigms are common—you see them in all aspects of life 2. Paradigms are useful—they show us what’s important and what is not; they focus our attention 3. Sometimes YOUR paradigm can become THE paradigm. When you reject all other paradigms, that is called “paradigm paralysis” 4. The people who create new paradigms are usually outsiders—they are not established in the middle. Look to the fringes or edge for innovations. 5. Those practitioners who choose to adopt a new paradigm, the “paradigm pioneers,” must be courageous, have faith, trust in their judgment, and be willing to take risks. 6. You can choose to change your rules and regulations – your paradigm. 5. Paradigm flexibility allows you to see change as an ___ opportunity _____ rather than a threat....
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- Winter '09
- Western Union, new paradigm, Paradigm Note Sheet