I saw a tweet this morning from Gary Comerford highlighting that Hollywood has had little innovation in the last 20 years (it’s really not surprising but interesting all the same), an industry once revered for creativity is now creaking from the lack of it.
- Harry Potter 1 in 2001, we had Harry Potter 8 in 2011
- No new franchises in 2011
- 2 sequels in 1991 from the Top 10 highest grossing, 8 sequels in 2011
Then I saw an article on BPMLeader: The Great Process Debate – Business vs IT and my eyes rolled into the back of my head for a second time this week. “So…is BPM an IT or a Business methodology? Yes, to both.” I really thought as an industry we’d be over regurgitating the same debates over and over, surely there must be hundreds of articles that cover the same ground with the same points and the same conclusions. The message and conclusion isn’t any different, just the author. I’m obviously picking out this example on purpose, there’s plenty discussion on how Big Data impacts processes, the great push of Mobile and Social that affects our space, analytics in real-time changing process in real-time, virtual processes, and it’s not just BPM this happens in, but amidst that is this constant dripping of stagnant messaging.
Come on, move the industry forward, if someone asks you to contribute an article stop playing safe and write something controversial or thought provoking. People want to read fresh opinion on current and future topics that will create innovation or headache, not a rewording of something many have covered and put to bed.
Readers don’t want a lullaby, they want a blockbuster.
Don’t turn this industry into just another decade of reboots and remakes.