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Seeing the next new thing(s) post-Coronavirus


When I was a kid, we were told to learn about Atatürk, the statesman who led the foundation of modern Turkey. We were even asked to memorize his words, etc. We memorized everything but didn't understand what his words and life meant.


Now, I am working on Leadership theories, when I came across something he said, I said, "wow, it makes so much sense."


He apparently said, "the leader is someone who doesn't walk ahead, but shows the way." The last part could also mean "someone who signs the way, provides advice."


All of us have leadership potential. We don't need to wait for someone to decide for us and our businesses.


We need to see the options and keep asking "what if we could do X?" (This is the advice from Tim Kelley and David Kelley (from IDEO) in their book, Creative Confidence.

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Then we can see different paths, new trends, new needs, new opportunities.


When we focus too much on negatives, what we see is only a thick fog.

When we look deeper, we can see.


A blog I keep following is { grow } by Mark Schaefer.


When I was panicking about the impact of the pandemic on my business, I came across his article, "Looking into the void." His article helped me see I wasn't the only one in the world whose business was impacted. I wasn't the only one who was feeling lonely, abandoned (by the business "partners"). I wasn't the only one was worried about the future.


Mark started to write other articles on what this pandemic will change or bring:


Everything is out of date because the world is new


How do you sell in a coronavirus environment?


7 Non-obvious coronavirus implications for marketing



Please feel free to share your thoughts with me