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The impact sector is inundated with the latest jargons: decolonizing, indigenizing, circulation/circular economy, digital transformation, human-centered, etc. Everywhere you go, whether in health, trade, technology, community development, and other fields, these are the fashionable ideas.
Recently, I came across network colleagues pushing for digital transformation for the small and medium-sized enterprise they are trying to serve. Apparently, this transformation has three to four meanings depending on interpretation, none of which serve the small and micro-businesses' interests now and in the near future!
Our sector is overstimulated with all these buzzwords that will continue to be regurgitated by anyone who thought that they hold the promise to the future or unlock a key insight into the human evolution.
If organizations continue to adapt the 'next shiny object' without integrating what works and what they already have, they are likened to a mouse on a spinning wheel. They're busy for sure but they're not going very far.
If you add these 4-5 ideas on to your plate, what are you trying to dislodge?
Focus is the key in the long game. The emperor has no clothes on.
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