“Vision without execution is hallucination.”
Walter Isaacson in his keynote address at the 2016 #ICIGMM on Thursday, May 19.
And with that, Isaacson delivered one of the most memorable quotes at the conference.
As reported by Rob Elson with ICI, his impactful point of view and perspective did not end there.
I believe that vision is easy. We all know how to dream. The big question is having the know-how and the resources to execute, so your vision becomes innovation. Thus, Isaacson’s next memorable quote, “Innovation is vision with execution.”
Also important, Isaacson said, is having the right tools to eliminate distractions: distractions like the alphabet soup of federal and state regulations governing the mutual fund industry.
- Making sense of the mountains of shareholder data now available as a result of increasing automation and digital accessibility
- Identifying and chasing down your best distribution leads
- Catching up with the digital revolution
Walter Isaacson’s keynote Q&A catalyzed one of my key takeaways from the 2016 #ICIGMM. How can we systematically and continuously ask clients what we can do to support them in executing their vision and realizing their goals for innovation?
How would you answer this question?
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