I got my first personal mobile phone in the year 2004. This 133 gms (4.69 oz.) 22mm thick Nokia 3310 was released in the year 2000. Its features were messaging, clock, alarm, and some games. It did not have a browser, WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth, or a card slot. It could hold a record of only 8 dialed, 8 received, 8 missed calls. How I acquired this phone will be the subject of a different blog. But without doubt I was excited to display it. It was discontinued in 2005 but I was surprised to hear the rumor lately that Nokia launching this indestructible handset again.
Move forward to 2016. Between now and then I got hold of and abandoned various other phones. Today I have a Samsung galaxy S6. Released in 2015, it was 138 gms (4.87 oz.) with 6.8 mm thickness. Very different from my first possession, this gadget has a Nano SIM, 16M colors, touchscreen, 5.1 inches display, browser and more and more and more. . I’m not marketing for Samsung but compared to my first phone, this device was a sleeker piece of art promising a grand experience. How I got this piece is again another story. But Without doubt, I was thrilled to get it. This gadget and others of its caliber allude to the evolution that has occurred over this period in manufacturing, designing, businesses, marketing, and management among other things. Even behaviors and attitudes have either been modified, tweaked, or completely changed. Mobile phone evolution is another visible proof that technologies have either been replaced, modified, or even died.
Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying: “the only thing that is constant is change”. To be in the forefront of business and management practices therefore, it is very crucial to recognize change, acknowledge change, embrace change, manage change, be a part of change.