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Too often I tend to forget that I cannot see around the corner. This means that I am spending too much time in trying to imagine the future. Instead I should take my vision and passion and
go around the corner - as almost always before there is something unexpectedly simple and positive waiting.
Take the example of e-invoicing. We did have the feeling that digitalizing this omnipresent document layer will open up totally new opportunities - so we pressed ahead with preaching and promoting - making the market. And when we got around the corner there
was the accounting profession waiting with a question: "Can we not now entirely automate the cash based accounting for SMEs by simply attaching the e-invoice copy to the electronic bank account statement?"
Of course we can - and it is easy - and it leads to further layers of real time automation. So just keep going - testing out thoughts, interacting, thinking the unthinkable in innovation processes - and you will be around the next corner
far ahead of those who spend too much time at trying to predict and prognose the future - as "exactly wrong as possible."
Chairman/Founding member, board member
Transmeri, Demos, Real Time Economy Program,MyData
04 Nov 2008
11 Nov 2019
06 Nov 2019
This post is from a series of posts in the group:
A discussion of trends in innovation management within financial institutions, and the key processes, technology and cultural shifts driving innovation.