the only one who likes change is a wet baby

That is an interesting title. Saw it in an article I was reading this morning. By the way, this post has nothing to do with babies, even though I am a Grandpa, and even though the title says something about a baby.

This post does, however, have something to do with change, because people, in general, are like the title of this post. They don’t like change.

Shutter closes on Kodak | Toowoomba News | Local News in Toowoomba
Toowoomba photographer Graham Burstow is saddened by news of the demise of camera company Kodak. GRAHAM Burstow is sad that his many Kodak moments have come to an end. The veteran Toowoomba photographer said the announcement by Eastman Kodak that the …

How is that for an appropriate title. Shutter closes on Kodak. Love it!

How is it that one of the most famous and successful companies in the world has fallen all the way down to bankruptcy?

Change. More specifically, unwillingness to change.

Today’s Kodak Moment: Bankruptcy
Eastman Kodak company, one of the Pioneers in both analog and digital photography, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today.

Here is a quote from the Mashable article. Read it carefully.

As consumers began to move toward digital photography in the 1990s, Kodak feared it would cannibalize its film business by embracing digital, and held back. The rest is history. Companies like Canon, Olympus and Nikon jumped into the digital fray early, leaving Kodak behind. It was ironic because Kodak had not only brought to market an early digital model, the DCS-100, but a Kodak engineer actually created the first digital camera back in 1975.

kodak logoLet me repeat part of that quote.

“… a Kodak engineer actually created the first digital camera in back in 1975.”

WOW! They helped create the digital camera. They own $2B worth of digital related patents. But they failed to embrace the changes, and died.


What about you? Do you embrace changes that are needed to move your life forward?

Think about it.