I’ve recently returned from Greece where I was privileged to visit the site of the oracle at Delphi – a major centre of world communication in the 5th century BC. The size and scale of what was the Temple of Apollo is staggering – this was both a communications and commercial centre of real magnitude.
It is good to be reminded of past civilisations and their power and influence – and also good, of course, to be reminded that such civilisations often collapse or fail. ‘Success’ is a fragile commodity – and the world changes around successful organisations – and nations. Those who fail to ‘read the runes’ and fail to adapt to the changing environment are doomed to fail.