Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Abe & Charlie

We all know that it is Abe Lincoln’s birthday Sunday. Did you know that Charles Darwin was also born on February 12th, back in 1809, the same day as Abe?

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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

Great inspirational quote! I used it in an old post back in 2009 advocating that companies needed to think forward and innovate. I proclaimed that status quo would be the pre-cursor for business failure. Opposed to cutting back on spending, I recommended four areas of investment:

· Join the “Social Media Revolution.”

· Tap into the talented labor pool attributed to high unemployment.

· Invest in organic growth.

· Outsource innovation.

Individually or collectively, I believe these initiatives will pay off two to three years down the road for those businesses that subscribe to a sustainable business model.

Status quo or adapt?


  1. Adaptation ---- change ---- is the lifeblood of successful organizations. Think back to IBM in the 90s, and how they almost literally went out of business because they couldn't change. A massive restructuring under a new Chmn have brought them back. Today its also important to adapt to the environment. Social media, CRM, and other initiatives are vital to a company's success longterm. Adapt or die!

  2. love this Darwin quote - so true - it takes work and more importantly, i have noticed it takes the ability to 'let go' of our own creations and best ideas before we become inflexible.

  3. A great quote indeed - and some good points you make there. At this point, it seems like people just starting to join the "social media revolution" are already a good deal behind. But, better late than never. :)

  4. Jim you seem beyond you time, however it is just stating simple facts that well all know
    Well done