I love how we blame people for being slow and unable to adapt, as if we’re different than them, better than them.
I can actually really empathize with people aren’t willing to jump ship for the new thing. They have resources set up in infrastructure, mouths to feed, and employees that can only do the old thing. Of course they act the way they do.
The answer is easy for those who don’t have the ships– they can start fresh when there’s nothing to lose. But one day, when they’ve made their fortune and gotten stuck in their ways, they’ll start getting defensive, too, just like the old guys we’re criticizing now. They’ll have mouths to feed, too.
Are you getting on the defensive? Remember, it will happen.