A true revolution changes the way people fundamentally behave. People say we have had a technology revolution. I disagree. There has not been a technology revolution because the way we fundamentally do what we do has not changed—it has only gotten faster.
Google is a glorified card catalog. Accounting is still double entry. Documents continue to be stored in files. Social networks are not fundamentally different from the social networks of forty years ago, and so forth.
One of my mentors, Peter Drucker, argued that the next revolution would be a knowledge revolution. I agree. And this conviction has formed much of what I wrote about in my book, No Mercy.
How do we manage what we know and how will our lives be revolutionized?
In the book, the main character, Hank, wants to live his life like he’s always lived. But the crux of Hank’s story hinges on a true revolution within him and the concerted battle to thwart transformation.
It takes a lot of courage to do what Hank does in No Mercy. This is one reason I wrote the book. We need a pattern, a mentor, a guide along the way to show us what a revolution really looks like. A trusted colleague, even if fictional like Hank, bolsters our courage.
It is not good enough to have knowledge. It is not good enough to say you know God, or you know the Bible, or you know what’s right. A revolution will fundamentally change the way you behave and do what you do.
Until this revolution occurs, we will continue doing what we have always done. And sadly, what we know will stagnate and mold inside our souls.