When change happens – particularly something new and disruptive – people within an organization generally fall into two groups: Those who recognize the future inside the disruption, and those who only see the disruption as negative and fight to keep the status quo. I would have loved to be in the room at Blackberry when the first iPhone was announced. Chances are, one group recognized the threat and hunkered down to keep “Blackberry” a “Blackberry.”
I’m sure many fought to keep the Blackberry’s keyboard and software – after all, it can work within an enterprise system, and iPhone’s couldn’t (at least back then). It’s much better to make no changes and stay the course. Corporate America loves us and will stay loyal.
Others - Room - Something - Moment
But I’ll bet there were others in the room who saw something different. They may not have fully realized it at that moment, but...