It used to be Wall Street and Main Street. Now it’s Wall Street versus Main Street.
When you read all the analysis, what can I add, other than connecting the articles to a story that highlights the challenges society faces through this pandemic. The stories are new, the underlying themes are not. I have been talking about them for a couple of years. What is new is that they are getting broader attention. Amplification.
Now we need to do something about it. Before we fall back into the ‘normal’. Or worse – accept a ‘new’ normal, because that is ‘just the way it is’.
I am not usually slow in attacking the nature of business, but not sure the ‘Anti-CEO’ playbook is exactly the right angle here. That said Hamid Ulukaya’s points are excellent. How he built Chobani is a fascinating story. And at one point I was very much reminded me of a couple of People First tenets.
I am often asked what People First is about and how it differs to everything else that goes on in the identity/data/self-sovereign/blockchain … blah blah blah space? I was asked again this morning. I replied, but as so often happens, the essence of the message was not specifically ‘private’ – and so this post emerged.
“It really has to do with bridging that chasm between technology makers and people.”
That idea is often referenced, with variations of actual words used. The meaning is constant. The visual is instant. Or is it?
It dawned on me …
When engineers build bridges, they always build from both sides.
My ah-ha moment … was understanding that the technology makers recognize the need to cross the chasm – but all seem to be building from the ‘Tech Side’. People First is building the bridge from the ‘People Side’.
Does anyone know of any other organization that is building the bridge from the ‘People Side’? I sure would like to talk with them.