In the mid-80s, when Jack Welch launched GE x10 he said: I would love to have a management team that really understood the cvsx10=bvs equation. Its the value-added role in the management process.
At that time GE was a USD35 billion manufacturer of everything from locomotives to light bulbs. By the time Jack left in 2001 GE market value had maximised to USD484 billion making it the most valuable company in the world.
Today, the most valuable company in the world is Google. In February 2013, WIRED Magazines Steven Levy interviewed Larry Page of Google and wrote:
Larry Page lives by the gospel of 10x. Most companies would be happy to improve a product by 10 percent. Not the CEO and cofounder of Google. The way Page sees it, a 10 percent improvement means that youre basically doing the same thing as everybody else. Thats why Page expects his employees to create products and services that are 10 times better than the competition.
312 thoughts on “The Ten Steps to x10 Thinking”
Escape is confidence in the now, search is to explore and the combination of confidence and exploration always provides for growth to the now
there is always a better way to look at anything no matter how bad the current view looks
Escape-Being able to look at better ways of doing things. Escape the current view of a situation or ongoing routine. Being able to be open minded and look for those better views.
Escape – means stop and complete a do-over! Take the time to look at all opportunities and investigate. I am still just taking the old road.
Don`t rush into making decisions.
Explore all avenues, expand your thinking in all directions, cvs2bvs
I believe the imperatives have been chosen to activate specific neuro functions to assist you to think differently.
Cvs to BVS can assist in altering ingrained patterns of thinking by opening new pathways.
When confronted with a task… stop.. step sideways and think… Options, options, options. Then choose!
Remain open minded and flexible when reviewing a situation. Ultimately trying to maximise the potential of any CVS by ensuring that you push past your own limitations.
Don’t make a rushed decision. Stop and think abut the question/situation and then with your new BVS, make a decision that best suits.