I came to this new definitions when someone quoted William Bridges. Change is an event or situation that happens external to ourselves. Transition is what we do in response to change to get to a new beginning or new state. Transition is internal and within our power to shape.
Trying to find transparent ways of sharing data across an organization may not solve all problems in a power-based silo culture, though looking at it can be a tactic to start discussions on collaboration.
I’ve started to re frame the idea of what job does a product do and why would I want to hire it, around the idea of habit. What habits do I have that I actually want to off load or delegate to someone or something else so that I can focus on what’s more important.
Building a startup team based on skills is a lot like the casting activity in the film industry. Those responsible for casting a movie will look at the character in the plot, and try to find actors that they know have the ability to play the role. Though there is also a secondary look at how these actors look together on film, their onscreen chemistry. So the casting activity is actually a casting of the ensemble, not just the individual actors.
When listening to Canadian would-be entrepreneurs, it seems that quite often you hear their dream is to start a company, grow it to the point where some other larger American company comes along and buys it, enabling the original founders to walk away with millions of dollars.