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Been thinking about this one a lot recently. We all change and (hopefully!) evolve over time.

As I’ve observed myself, friends and acquaintances go through this process, there seem to be two types of people.

The first are individuals who change in a directed fashion. That is, as they age, they change along a vector that goes in a single direction, and once in the new “place,” have a difficult, if not impossible, time going back to earlier “versions” of themselves.

The second are individuals who change in a subsumptive fashion. That is, as they age, they change by adding new “layers” to themselves, while still retaining (and retaining access) to the earlier layers that got them to where they are today.

Both types of individuals change over time, but their outlooks on life seem very different to me.

Bonus thought: This may apply to organizations as well…can your organization access its inner startup when it needs to? Or has it changed so much that it’s impossible to get back to the roots that made it great in the first place?

(See HP)

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Christopher Carfi, CEO and co-founder of Cerado, looks at sales, marketing, and the business experience from the customers point of view. He currently is focused on understanding how emerging social technologies such as blogs, wikis, and social networking are enabling the creation of new types of customer-driven communities. He is the author of the Social Customer Manifesto weblog, and has been occasionally told that he drives and snowboards just a little too quickly.

How Do You Grow?
About Christopher Carfi
Christopher Carfi, CEO and co-founder of Cerado, looks at sales, marketing, and the business experience from the customers point of view. He currently is focused on understanding how emerging social technologies such as blogs, wikis, and social networking are enabling the creation of new types of customer-driven communities. He is the author of the Social Customer Manifesto weblog, and has been occasionally told that he drives and snowboards just a little too quickly. WebProNews Writer
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