Updated: Mar 1, 2020
2020 is off to the weirdest start I have ever seen.
A coronavirus spreading around the world and infecting more each day, wildfires ravaging the Australian outback, earthquakes in Turkey and the Caribbean, the worst locust swarm East Africa has experienced in decades, and in Malaysia, political earthquake of 'Game of Thrones' proportions that only befits the grandest of four dimensional chess masters...
Even my favorite mamak uncle seems to be on-edge.
Companies know they must be agile and flexible to meet any challenge, be it internal or external. The situation before us is an external challenge, and of a magnitude that is unprecedented. Where do we even begin to prepare, let alone adapt and thrive in an era when the ground is constantly shifting below our feet?
1. ADAPT to the DISRUPTION
Start with your business infrastructure. CEOs, CFOs and IT Directors today must realize that technology has become the critical enabler for businesses and big data processing are what give businesses power to conquer the market. Shoddy tech setups, piecemeal infrastructure purchases and poor integrations are what contribute greatly to the failure of SME's and startups today.