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(2)The unusual practices of Hindu Sadhus (holy men) are often considered bizarre by non Hindus. 3. What is meant by the “going back to zero” rule? When a paradigm shift occurs, the playing field is leveled so that everyone (even leading companies in the old paradigm) starts from ground zero. Past success guarantees nothing. Examples: (1) When the telephone was invented, the field was opened for anyone to succeed. It is interesting that Western Union, the big telecom company of that era, was not the one to succeed at telephony. (2) When digital watches emerged, great skill in manufacturing analog watches did not prepare manufacturers on how to produce good digital watches. 4. What are the six key observations? 1. Paradigms are common—you see them in all aspects of life 2. Paradigms are useful means of understanding—they show us what’s important and what is not; they focus our attention 3. Sometimes YOUR paradigm can become THE only paradigm you recognize. When you reject all other paradigms, that is called “paradigm paralysis” because you can’t see what else is possible outside of the prevailing paradigm. 4. The people who create new paradigms are usually outsiders of the prevailing paradigm. Look to the fringes or edge for innovations. They occur there because only there do people typically look for ways of doing things that are significantly outside the old paradigm. 5. Those practitioners who choose to adopt a new paradigm, the “paradigm pioneers,” must be very 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. Note: The DVD called Joel Barker’s The New Business of Paradigms, 21 st Century Edition is available at the Harold B. Lee Library’s Resource Center Desk.
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