"When trying to achieve success, we tend to rely on logic," says Frans Johansson, author and CEO of The Medici Group. "But logic doesn't give you a competitive advantage. If you rely on logic, you and all your competitors will end up in the same place."
Through his study of innovation and transformative ideas, Johansson concludes that "success is often random and serendipitous—it happens at 'the click moment.' If success is so unpredictable, can we really plan for success?
"The purpose of strategy is not to figure out the right answer," Johansson says. "The purpose of strategy is to convince ourselves to act."
Johansson gave conference attendees this to-do list:
Borrow an idea from another industry. "All new ideas are combinations of existing ideas."
Try far more ideas than others, a recipe for people who change the world. "Your job is to bring down the cost of those trials."
Make sure you're adequately staffed for innovation.
For credit unions, the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 means information required to be made available can be delivered electronically, as long as the credit union complies with its requirements.
There's still time to register for Tuesday's free Member Activation Program webinar for MAP credit unions and those who want to learn more about MAP, which will include an update on CUNA’s Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation.
While the DOD has affirmed the Military Lending Act’s effective date for credit card accounts of Oct. 3, CUNA is engaged with legislators to build support for efforts to exempt credit unions from the rule.