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PERSISTENCE



LEADERS INSPIRE THEIR FOLLOWERS TO TRANSCEND THE MOMENT THEY ARE IN.

Humanity is in a series of interconnected, species-level events around the globe. These events are multidisciplinary, multidimensional and exponentially complex. These events are the result of many interrelated phenomenon. Thomas Friedman, Peter Diamandis and John Seeley Brown's scholarship on the phenomenon are widely regarded and accepted. However, one of the unforeseen, undiscussed and therefore more insidious pieces of the phenomenon of the 21st century is the indecision debris that has accumulated over the last 20th century. The "hot, flat, crowded world" (Friedman), with "exponentially productive, automated enterprises" (Diamandis), are answering some of the urgent challenges facing humanity but are not addressing humanity itself. What role does humanity play in this new paradigm? Are humans becoming marginal accessories to progress, or worse, while charting our course toward obsolescence? 

Species-level events are rapidly outpacing our current institutions and enterprises' ability to scale and respond (e.g., lower Earth orbit: 128,000,000+ pieces of space debris; Europe & U.S.: a rapidly aging, unreplaced workforce; Australia: Australian wildfires; or China: Hubei Province — COVID-19). Recent human experience has demonstrated that our current institutional structures or organizational dynamics are inadequate to manifest a rapidly scaling, adaptive response to emerging challenges. Twentieth-century humanity has organized itself hierarchically, based on Industrial Age assumptions around the top of house knowing the most and the execution layer knowing the least. Twenty-first-century humanity experiences the world so radically different from that 20th-century assumption. The lack of insight, understanding and resolve in 20th century decision-making has left indecision debris clearly in the path of leaders in the 21st century. 

LESS FRICTION, MORE FLOW  TM



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