As we work to build mobility into every product, service, and process, our greatest inhibitor is the mindset represented by those who defend the tethering of products and processes to specific places. This mindset is fueled by the investments that have been made that establish power in the companies, departments, and individuals that stand in the way of mobilizing our lives and our businesses. These investments are not always in hard assets, but often are investments of time and experience to establish intellectual and relational assets. We should expect our assault on these “fixed” ways to be defended to the death. Here are recent examples:
- Airlines scared of a few exploding batteries. (It’s hard to argue airlines are anti-mobility…)
- Movie-goers want cellphones jammed (maybe there are better solutions)
- Walled gardens
- Monopoly mindsets
- Taxes and government monopolies
Complete list here.
(For more context, read the Mobile Declaration of Independence.)