There is no doubt that leadership within any organization is important, and to make a company exceptional it's not simply about having capable leaders at the helm of a group but effective ones. The problem that many companies run into is finding that leadership.
A phrase written by Tolle reverberated within Gordhamer: "Instead of asking, 'what do I want from life?' a more powerful question is, 'what does life want from me?' The answer for Gordhamer manifested in the form of a book: Wisdom 2.0.
The quiet emergency we face in our economy and in the world of business management is to find a new GPS with which to guide our growth. Keeping shareholder value as our lodestar in the executive suite will only widen the perilous income gap in the developed world.
What both Google and Apple are hinting at is something even bigger than entertainment, and something that demands new capabilities and new products -- not just a better way of using existing mobile devices.
The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.
Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.