There’s something very romantic about how Native Americans cherished the concept of freedom so much that they designed their Tipis in a way that they could be folded up and carried as portable tenements. Not being tied down to a piece of land was sacrosanct to them because they believed that living at one place was akin to living in a cage.
Lets begin by answering the first question that comes to mind. What in the world is ‘Equanimity’? It is definitely not ‘treating everyone equally’ as one might be tempted to consider. Rather, think of that little smiling Buddha statue you might have seen somewhere, eyes closed, and that benevolent smile playing on his lips.
“Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.” – Brandon Mull, Fablehaven How paradoxical it is then, that most organizations prefer to cock a snook at those who stumble and think it will never happen to them. And then it does. The basic problem is that we all think we are impervious to adversity or setbacks so unless we make our own mistakes (and subsequently learn from them), we assume ourselves to be amazingly insulated against such events.
When smartphones burst on the scene sometime in 2007-2008, they chopped, kicked and body-slammed their way past the feature phones market and established themselves as the champions of the mobile world. That was probably one of the best examples of Technology Disruption that we have ever witnessed as a global phenomenon.