Look­ing for­ward

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE | EDUCATION - MICHAEL SHAD­FORTH

LAST fort­night the Caloun­dra Cham­ber of Com­merce fea­tured Aus­tralia’s most awarded en­tre­pre­neur un­der 30, Jack Delosa.

Jack shared his in­sights into dis­rup­tive in­no­va­tion and the need to fu­ture-proof your busi­ness.

Re­fer­ring to the 1943 pres­i­dent of tech­nol­ogy gi­ant IBM, Thomas Wat­son, Jack in­sisted true in­no­va­tion broke rank with nor­mal­ity and was mis­un­der­stood as peo­ple were in­her­ently re­sis­tant to change.

“I think there is a world mar­ket for maybe five com­put­ers,” Thomas Wat­son in­fa­mously said.

This en­cap­su­lates the essence of dis­rup­tive in­no­va­tion and holds sig­nif­i­cance to the mod­ern busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment which has seen the rise of mam­moth dis­rup­tors such as Airbnb and Uber.

One pow­er­ful sen­ti­ment was that busi­nesses must al­ways be for­ward think­ing and can’t fall be­hind.

An­other key el­e­ment of Jack’s mes­sage was to en­sure your prod­ucts and ser­vices stem from cus­tomers’ needs and were guided by your busi­ness vi­sion.

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