Tips on How to Find the Wedding Dress that is Perfect for You

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh the Wedding Dress!! You want it to be so perfect! Here’s the scoop… you want your dress to fit, right? Okay then. Planning a wedding can be so exciting and sometimes it is really hard to control the urge to run out and buy a dress right away. Whatever you do, do not buy a wedding dress that doesn’t fit “yet” and then turn around and try to squeeze yourself into the dress at the last minute. A wedding dress should look like it is a part of, or an extension of you – not too big and not too small. If you are planning to lose a large amount of weight before your wedding, then whatever you do, do not go out impulse shopping and buy the wrong dress. This will only cause you grief and possibly force your hand to purchase a second dress.

If you feel that you are at a good weight, and even if there is a possibility that you might lose just a “few” pounds because of wedding jitters and excitement, then go ahead and purchase your dress as far in advance as you’d like. If you have 15 or more pounds that you feel you “need” to shed before the wedding and you have a lot of time before the big day, then whatever you do, don’t purchase that dress yet! So often, women will buy a dress 2 sizes too small knowing that they have some weight they need to lose before they can even squeeze into the dress; but because of all the excitement, parties, stress and what-not, they unfortunately never manage to lose the weight. My suggestion to you, is that even if you have plenty of time before your wedding, and you know you need to lose some weight, but you find a dress that you absolutely “have to have”, be sure to buy one that fits. Before making your purchase, you should ask a seamstress if the dress can easily be taken in if need be. Trust me, it is easier to take a dress in than it is to let it out.

So what kind of wedding dress have you always dreamed of? Is it something that can easily be found, or is it exotic and EXPENSIVE? Your best bet is to first look online to get an idea of what type of gown appeals to you. However, if you do find a dress online that you really like – BUYER BEWARE!! Make sure you find out if the dress will be shipped from the same country that you are living in. If not, be sure to allow plenty of time for delivery and alterations. Do some research and check to make sure that their company is legitimate. If you don’t find what you are looking for online, then the next step is to purchase a couple of Bridal Magazines. More often than not, the dress designer, their contact information, and sometimes the price is listed in the magazine. Aside from finding beautiful dresses online or in a magazine, many bridal boutiques offer the latest in designer dresses; although they can be a bit pricey. Another option is finding a seamstress, who can make something similar to what you’ve found online or in a magazine. Just be sure that you ask to see examples of their previous work.

Another thing you need to keep in mind when choosing a wedding dress is to be sure that it fits well and also works with your body type. It is not a whole lot of fun wearing something that just does not fit your body shape. One example is if you had your heart set on a strapless gown, but your bust line was not ample enough to hold up a strapless dress; you would be spending much of your time during the ceremony and reception worrying about whether it is slipping down or not. Or if you are real busty, you might be worrying that maybe TOO MUCH of you is showing! As I stated before, a dress should fit well and flow as an extension of you.

Whatever you decide to do, you should keep in mind that you need to find a dress that you not only feel comfortable in, but one that makes YOU feel beautiful as well.

Wedding Dress Tips – Things You Need to Know Now and No One Else Will Tell You!

While planning your wedding you are probably reading bridal magazines and browsing through a few top websites to get smart wedding tips to help you plan your wedding day. However, some things can only be learned from hands on experience and by spending lots of time on the inside. Therefore, below are the insider tips about your wedding dress. You think you know… but you have no idea. Read on!

Did you know…

• You need to try on several wedding gown styles before you settle on “the one”, research shows that most brides discover that their dream dress can be somewhat different from what they originally imagined.

• To prevent makeup stains on your white dress blot it with white talcum.

• The color of your dress should compliment you skin tone in order for it to look spectacular. If you have olive skin, white works best. For fair skin brides, consider a rich ivory color.

• Have your bridal salon needs to train your mother, maid of honor or anyone else you trust the art of bustling, it can get complicated and you need a trained professional on board!

• Bring 2 pairs of shoes with you on your wedding day! One will be used for the ceremony and the other will be waiting for you in your reception venue freezer, yes freezer. When your feet begin to hurt a few hours into your wedding reception, you will experience a feeling of instant relief and feel refreshed for hours to come once you slip the second pair of shoes on!

• Rumor has it that petite brides will not look good with a long veil. That’s absolutely false! In fact, a cathedral veil will actually elongate their petite frame.

Remember, the key to preventing unexpected inconveniences on your wedding day is to have contingency plans at hand, which is precisely why having some insider tips can be priceless!

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Shopping For the Perfect Wedding Dress

Shopping for a wedding dress or gown can be frustrating as it is exciting. The desire to make the wedding as memorable as possible is the reason behind the frustration. A wedding dress store doesn’t help to make the decision easier because they have so many choices the decision becomes harder. The dresses can be found in several types ranging from very simple to very extravagant. Since your wedding dress should set the style of your wedding it is recommended to purchase your wedding gown at least 6 months in advance, so you will need to begin your initial shopping a few months before that. Here are a few ideas that will help you in purchasing your wedding gown.

– Decide how much money to set aside for buying the wedding gown. If you are not sure how much is reasonable you can ask friends who recently got married or do a quick online search.

– Bring a friend with you each time you go for a fitting. A second person can provide opinions from a different perspective and they will be able to see your dress from all angles.

– Choose a dress that matches the theme you plan to have for your wedding. A beach wedding would require something simple than a traditional wedding, for instance.

– Make sure that your wedding dress is comfortable as you will be wearing it for the entire wedding and will be dancing in it. When you are having your fitting, do as many activities as possible such as sitting and possibly even a little dancing. You do not want to find out that the dress is uncomfortable the day of your wedding.

– Choose a dress that aligns with your personal taste. A wedding dress should be chosen on the same basis as a regular dress. You shouldn’t buy a wedding gown with a style you wouldn’t otherwise wear.

– The wedding dress you choose should complement your body type. If you are a tall and slender bride then you will look gorgeous in a long silhouette, while a shorter bride can wear a ‘V’ shaped waist as it makes them look taller. Shorter brides should avoid dresses that do not have too many trimmings. If you have plump arms, then long sleeves may work best for you and if you have bony shoulders then a high neckline will be ideal.

– Think about the shoes you plan to buy, because the dress and the shoes must complement each other.

– Don’t be afraid to be unique and add a little color, if your wedding dress is white. A sash or bow made from a light color, or the wedding’s color theme will add a little sass to the dress.

– Shop around for a cheap wedding dress or gown. You can find a white or off-white dress that will be a perfect match for your wedding, especially if you plan on being simple.

Hopefully these tips will help you in your quest of finding that perfect wedding dress.

Essential Tips for Finding Your Dream Wedding Dress

Your wedding day is a pretty big deal; in fact it’s probably going to be the biggest day of your life. Making your ideal wedding come to life is no easy task. After years searching for the right partner, months of organising and countless arguments with the soon to be mother- in- law, the least you deserve now is to walk down the aisle in your fairy-tale wedding dress. Here are a few pointers to help you find your perfect fit…

Keep an eye on your budget

The dress can seem like the most important item on your wedding shopping list. However, if you blow the budget trying to look like Kate Middleton then you will have less to spend on the venue, catering and reception. The key to creating your perfect day is to know your limits. This will help to focus your attention to a narrower selection of wedding dresses, whilst saving you precious pennies to spend on making the rest of your day as perfect as the dress. Wedding dresses are made with all types of budgets in mind and once you know yours, finding that perfect dress will become a lot easier.

Focus on your assets

We come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and we all have unique body shapes. It is important that you know your body and are aware of what suits your shape and what doesn’t. Taking friends or family when you try on dresses is a great way of getting other opinions on what suits you best (plus it’s more fun!). Find a dress that is comfortable and flatters your best features, this will shoot up your confidence and make that wedding day smile even bigger.

Show your individuality

Traditional full length, white dresses can look beautiful but may not be the right style for you. You want to look and feel fabulous, after all you will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life. In the modern world we live in, wedding dresses are now available in a variety of shapes, styles and colours that can really show your personality. If you’ve always dreamt of a blue wedding dress that shows off your legs then go for it, don’t let tradition stand in the way of what you want.

Comfort is key

Choosing the right fabric for your dress is a key decision. Avoid materials that will make you itchy or too hot, the last thing you want is to be sweaty and scratching as you walk down the aisle. When trying on wedding dresses it is a good idea to keep potential choices on for 5 – 10 minutes to get a feel for what it would be like to wear all day. After all the hard work you have put in you want to enjoy your big day, so don’t choose an uncomfortable option because it looks good. Be patient and you will find a great looking dress in a fabric that is comfortable for you.

There you have it, a selection of simple tips to help make your fairy-tale wedding day come true. For more advice on wedding dresses take a look at Anne Harding [], a UK based company that provide a fabulous collection of wedding dresses in a range of shapes and styles. Visit their website today and start looking for your dream dress.

Wedding Dress Tips – What You Should Consider

When you are shopping for a dress for your wedding day, there are quite a few things to consider with wedding dress designs. What I thought I would share with you are some wedding dress tips that I learned while in the process of buying my dress.

1. One of the first wedding dress tips you should consider is to keep an open mind. Since there are so many wedding dress styles available, even before you go to buy a dress, you can easily be overwhelmed.

I was very specific about the type of dress I was going to wear. I swore I was going to buy a tea length dress that was vintage, very 50’s, and ended up purchasing a mermaid wedding dress. Go figure! Therefore, don’t be surprised if you end up trying on something you thought you would never wear and end up loving it.

2. Go with your gut. Once you try on the dress and it looks fabulous on you, then you are done shopping and you don’t need to continue looking at various wedding dress designs. You will stress out and make yourself crazy if you start comparing your dress with others you see in magazines, stores and online.

3. Before you buy a dress, determine what your budget is. What I did was when researching various wedding dress styles; I telephoned the manufacturer to learn where the dress was sold locally. I then called the store to find out what the price was to determine if the dress was in my budget. Don’t discount a dress if it is very inexpensive, again go try it on, you might be pleasantly surprised.

4. On a tight budget? Then once you have an idea of wedding dress styles and what type of dress looks good on you, check out eBay, consignment stores, thrift stores, sample sales and in some cities, you can rent your dress as well. I knew someone who once stumbled upon a garage sale and there, hanging on the garage, was her dress!

5. Some other wedding dress tips to keep in mind are to remember that you want to be comfortable on your wedding day. Never in a million years did I think I would be comfortable in a mermaid wedding dress but was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on and not only did it fit perfectly but it was also easy to move around in.

6. Also, remember not all wedding dress designs will fit you perfectly especially in the dress length. Therefore, leave yourself a few months for alterations. If you have to order the dress, then tag on another 6 months leaving yourself with at least an 8 months lead time for manufacturing and altering the dress prior to your wedding day.

7. Finally, have fun with your dress. Add an accent or two if you wish. I intend to do something to compliment my groom by wearing either a pink tool wrap or maybe replace the white ribbon that ties the bodice with a pink ribbon.

Of course, I can’t show you my dress, it wouldn’t be fair to my fiance. However, it’s an off-white mermaid wedding dress and I love it! Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!

Wedding Tips – Wedding Dress Accessories

When you are getting married, you want to make sure that you have the right look everywhere. This will include all of the accessories that you wear along with your dress. You want to make sure that you are accentuating all of the body when you are walking down the aisle. You may find that picking the right wedding accessories is not as easy as you may think.

The one thing that you want to do is make sure that you are wearing the right jewelry that makes your dress and you stand out. You will want to choose these items carefully. You have to consider many things. You need to think about the neckline that you have on your dress. There are different necklaces that you will have to choose from, which can be difficult. You want the right style that will fit with the neckline of the dress. You can try on different necklaces with your dress before you go out and find the one that you will wear for your big day.

The earrings are another big part of wearing the right accessories for your wedding day. You want to wear earrings that will go along perfectly with your dress and hair. You want to make sure that you are wearing earrings that will accentuate your face and go along perfectly with your necklace if you are wearing one and the other jewelry that you have on too.

You may want to think about the color of stones that you will want to have in your jewelry. You can choose from many different things. Think if you want to have colored stones, clear, or diamond stones. Some women like to fancier looks to their jewelry when they are walking down the aisle. Others like to have a simpler look to their wedding accessories.

You may also want to see about wearing some jewelry that you may have had passed down to you by a special family member. This would make the day more special and you will have something that meant something to others with you on your special day. This is a great way to use something that has been in the family for many years as well as have something, which means a lot to another person in your family. You will feel blessed to be able to have something so special on your wedding day. You will also be saving some money at the same time.

The shoes that you wear for your wedding day is important as well. You will want to consider a lot for this accessory as well. Think about the height that you want to have for your shoe. You will want to have enough height that you are not too tall for your groom. You want to be eye level or less with your groom on your wedding day. If you are already tall, you do not want to make yourself any taller than he is.

Think about the color that you want your shoes to be. You can choose to have something in the same color as your dress or you may also want to have something that is similar but a shade or two lighter or darker. You can have them encrusted with beads on them or have other decorations that will make your shoes stand out.

Think about the style of shoes that you want to wear for your wedding day. You will be able to choose from strapless, open, or closed toed. You may also want to think about the comfort of your shoes. Remember that you are going to be wearing your wedding shoes for a long time and you will have to dance and walk around in them. You want something that will make you feel comfortable and look your best as well.

Wedding Tips – Wedding Dress Fabrics & Decorations

You’re doing your best to make everything perfect for your special wedding day. Here is some free advice when selecting your wedding gown. Make sure that you are getting the wedding dress that you really want. After all, its your wedding day and you deserve the perfect look that you want and need from a wedding dress. There are factors that will help you make the right choice for the material and the decorations that you will use for your wedding gown.

The first point to consider is that a wedding dress can be crafted from many different fabrics. You will quickly realize that there are a wide variety of styles that you will find fascinating. There are several materials to choose from such as is chiffon, crepe, satin, silk and so on. Be sure to consider the time of the year when you are getting married. You surely don’t want to wear a wedding dress made of a heavy material in the summer time! More over, if your planning a winter wedding, you will need to have a wedding dress that will help you stay warm and comfortable on your special day.

We recommend that you choose a wearable fabric for your special look. Wearable fabrics will not wrinkle up when you are sitting down. Because the bride is the star of the show, you will want to make sure that your dress that is made from materials that will make you look your best at all times. Your wedding day is full of activities and you will be sitting and standing a lot. You surely don’t want your wedding dress to become wrinkled or bunched up on your special day, especially when you will be posing for pictures all day long.

When choosing the right wedding dress, pay close attention to the different materials that will make your day shine. Feel the materials and then see what you want to have on your body that day. The materials will also have different looks to them. Think about if you want to have silky and shinny or another kind of material that you will feel good wearing.

There are several types of decorations that you can choose from too. Think about what you want for your dress and what will make you feel good while wearing it. Think about how you want to look in your wedding dress and the different beads and lace that you will want on your dress. There are many different things to choose from and this is what makes it fun. If you are getting a dress made, you can pick out the special things that you want as it is being created.

If you are looking for a dress that is already made, take notice of all the different decorations that are already on it. You can choose from many things. If you see the dress that you want and there is something on it that you do not like, you can always have it altered to your tastes.

Custom beadwork for wedding dresses has become very popular. You can have a wedding dress that is decorated perfectly, to your exact taste. There are elegant options and simpler styles that will make your day even more special. Why not add crystals and sparkle to make your dress stand out. This will allow you glimmering walk down the aisle in your special dress. Why not go all the way and add a headpiece and veil to complete the look of glamour.

Remember, the decorations and materials of a wedding dress are just as important as its color and style. Be sure to consider the style of wedding you are having. Whether you decide on a huge glimmering wedding or a smaller wedding, you want to be comfortable wearing a dress that will represent your personal taste and preference.

If you are still not sure what you want, look at some fashion magazines and see the different styles that are available. Glance through them, find the looks that you like and go to the store and find the exact same thing.

When it comes to wedding planning, don’t forget about the groom. Especially when it comes to what fragrance he will wear for the big day. A few good choices are Paul Sebastian Cologne [] and Preferred Stock Cologne []. You can read more about them by visiting our site.

Tips To Help You Choose A Vacation Rental

Are you putting together a travel plan? Since there are so many options, it may hard for you to opt for a vacation rental home. In this article, we have given 5 tips to help you choose a vacation rental home with ease. Hope these tips will make your next trip just amazing.

Pay Attention To The Pictures

The importance of taking a look at the pictures of the home can’t be denied. In fact, you should review each picture with great attention. During your review, if you don’t find a lot of clear, well-lit, most recent pictures of house, just keep digging deeper. Keep in mind that a reputable rental property will offer a lot of brilliant photos.

Make sure you can find photos taken from different angles, such as the outside, the inside, and the street view, to name a few.

Consider The Amount of Space

Although square footage is important, this doesn’t tell the whole story about a house. For instance, if a house has high ceilings, the home will look spacious. On the other hand, low ceilings will make a house look confined. Make sure the place is not teaming with lots of unnecessary furniture. But it should have the required furniture. After all, you can’t take chairs and tables with you on your trip.

The Home Should Be Well-stocked

Before you go on a trip, make sure you don’t pack too much stuff. Actually, what you need to do is opt for a vacation rental home that is stocked with all the stuff that tourists usually need. The house should be able to meet your day-to-day household needs.

Apart from the sheets, extra pillows, towels, and the toilet paper, the place should also offer necessary kitchen stuff, such as serving trays, utensils, cups and plates, to name a few. Apart from this, make sure the place provides routinely used appliances, such as microwave, toaster, and office maker.

Reputable vacation rentals also keep their properties stocked with family-friendly stuff, such as magazines, books and board games. Some also provide video game consoles, yard games and football tables.

Family-Friendly Activities

You should look for a place that offers tons of fun activities in the neighborhood. It can be a museum or a zoo, for instance, where you can have fun with your family. If the fun activities are at a walking distance from the rental home, that is even better.

Customer Service

Lastly, it’s important that you search for a vacation rental that offers the top-notch customer service. In fact, the way they will deal with you even before you have chosen them will give you a better idea of their customer service. It will help you find out more about the type of house you are going to rent and the type of experience you will enjoy.

Finding Vacation Rentals

Are you planning to spend your vacation with your friends or family members in a memorable way? You want to spend a week or more. Getting a private accommodation would be more profitable than staying in a hotel room. You can save your extra expenses. However, choosing a right vacation rental is not a cakewalk. It is tough enough. A vast majority of seekers does not know where to find vacation rentals. There are many things to find and consider.

Given below are some important tips:

Google search

Google search is the best way to find vacation rentals. If you follow this method, you will come across many options with an opportunity of filtering these in your own ways. The option to filter the results for vacation rentals will help you reach the right destination. Long before it was reported that Google was testing a vacation-rental filter. We can find this now available in certain cities.

Therefore, the question comes- “how does this work?”

You just type “hotels in London, the UK” in the search bar. It will fetch a Google map along with a list of hotels, amenities and prices. Now you can filter the search for your specific travel dates. There is a drop-down menu under the map to tell you “Accommodation type.” This helps you choose either “any” or “vacation rentals”. Now if you click on vacation rentals, you will get to see a list of options and prices and the map will be changed to show you only rentals.

Dedicated websites

There are many dedicated websites helping you find vacation homes in your desired ways by going directly to those sites. Even you can book a rental if you find anything matching your needs and budgets. Some of these include a brief description of it and the reviews posted by many users.

When you do a Google search to book one, the search engine giant Google redirects you to a travel website offering this booking facility. Sometimes, it links the filter to a website that facilities you to browse photos and read descriptions. Besides, it can tell about the amenities.

Websites offering travel news

There are many websites dedicated to offering travel news. These websites are good. They include many vacation homes along with the latest news and detail analysis of these places along with their pros and cons. These websites are very useful to tell you all in details. It helps you take a better decision and get ready accordingly.

They’re Your Rules, Break Them!

Congrats on your promotion. Here’s your cap and your badge. I’ve just made you the head of a military fighting force. Bad news: you happen to be at war. Worse, you’re up against a superior force.

Now, here’s what the stats show will probably happen: If your military takes on a superior force in the conventional way, you have no more than a 28.5 per cent chance of winning.

However, if you refuse to play by the accepted rules of the game, your chances of winning, as verified by a study of wars spanning 200 years of human history, go up to a whopping 63.3 per cent. That’s a switch from ‘probably will lose’ to ‘probably will win’.

Do I have your attention?

Sometimes, breaking the rules is incredibly effective. In the business world, the same dynamic applies. You can topple industry giants if you act unconventionally. Sometimes, breaking the right rules can hand you an industry on a platter.

Rules and norms accumulate over time

As we explore the art of strategic rule-breaking, this idea is important: no system naturally tends towards simplicity. Left to evolve, everything becomes more complex, as each contributor builds new layers of rules and norms on top of old ones. Increasing complexity is actually the path of least resistance. Simplicity, far from being a natural state, requires intelligent design.

It’s a big part of the reason that so little disruptive innovation comes from within an industry. Taxi drivers didn’t invent Uber, and bankers didn’t invent PayPal, because the people within these industries think through the lenses of their own complex norms. It takes a rule-breaking maverick to see a thing afresh and venture that there might be a better way.

Fight complexity

Take Steve Jobs’s obsession with simple, clean, elegant design. In no small part, it’s what saved Apple upon his return to the company. But it meant saying no to a great many things. No to an extensive product range – keep it simple. No to extra buttons – keep it simple. No to excessive complexity – the system must be easy and intuitive to operate.

Clearing away clutter, resisting the creep of added complexity and disbanding out-dated rules requires a simplicity champion. It requires leadership willing to challenge existing systems.

How much do bad rules really cost you?

At the most glib level, mindless adherence to rules is merely annoying, sometimes even the stuff of comedy (Google the Little Britain skit ‘Computer says no’). But is that sufficient justification to embark on a campaign to overhaul your systems?

It turns out we can do a lot better than that. There are plenty of compelling reasons for reducing and relaxing the rules in your organization. Here are 6 of them.

As part of your own efforts to change the rules-based culture at your company, this list may be useful as you begin to persuade others to your point of view. Why not present it at your next staff meeting? Ask attendees if they’ve seen real-world examples of each idea. Let their passionate discussion begin to drive the change:

The cost of rules

1. Speed

Rules entail processes that have to be followed. Each process may take a small amount of time in isolation. But pile rule upon rule and even a simple procedure can become an unreasonably slow process. The slower things happen, the greater the total lethargy.

Sometimes useful things are not allowed to happen at all, because a rule flat out prevents them from being done. Other times, a useful idea can’t get to market quickly enough. It took Google two years to get all the vetting they needed from Legal and Marketing to release Google+. By then, Facebook had such a critical mass that Google’s excellent compliance didn’t matter.

2. Willingness

When simple acts are slow to do because of the burden of procedures, the willingness to do them drops. People perceive that going above and beyond is too much trouble. They are trained and conditioned to actively reduce their contribution.

With decreased speed and increased procedures, the word ‘no’ is heard so often it becomes a form of cultural conditioning. ‘No’ trains away initiative and propensity for risk-taking. ‘No’ starts to become normative. It becomes your organization’s default setting.

3. Mistrust

The greater the weight of the rules, the more you need people watching people, in order to enforce those rules. In an ideal organization, where people are trustworthy and operate in a high-trust environment, you require only one person to police each person: themselves. Hierarchy becomes zero-sum and need not accumulate.

4. Loss of talent

Feelings of empowerment and a sense of purpose are among the chief needs of employees. Feelings of disempowerment are strong incentives to leave. Maintain a sense of powerlessness and frustration long enough, and you might haemorrhage top talent.

In a rules-based culture, the highly obedient, low-initiative workers stay; the frustrated innovators and high-initiative workers leave. Taken to its logical conclusion, everyone who remains blindly obeys the rules and kowtows to authority, because no one has the ‘radical value’ not to. You create the conditions for extreme groupthink.

5. Security trumping risk-taking

In cases when rules directly contradict goals, your people will tend to choose safety and job security over risk and bold action. The possibility of messy innovation attempts is shut down, precluding the possibility of smartcuts that can equal exponential growth. Multiply this behaviour and eventually no risks are taken, severely diminishing potential.

6. Silos galore

In a high-rules culture, people tend not to focus on the big picture. They lose sight of the mission. They are terrified of contradicting the internal norms and rules of their team or division, and will tend to priorities behavior that creates safety for themselves within that smaller division (silo), over behavior that helps the company as a whole. They may not even know how their contribution helps the organization, which can create immense conflict between divisions. Unfortunately, your competition will not honor your internal divisions. They may see opportunity in such weakness.

The result of these accumulated costs will be that growth will only happen incrementally in your organization, if at all.

They also introduce all the inherent dangers of a behemoth that is unable to adapt to change.

Think of it like an old locomotive steam train, running with irresistible momentum on set railway lines. You may run your behemoth to optimized perfection, but if you’re the Kodak of your industry, making film, and you can’t adapt your optimized perfection to the new reality of digital, your optimized behemoth will run, perfectly and unswervingly, with great and irresistible momentum, right off the edge of a cliff. Disruption kills off the dinosaurs that can’t adapt.

Which rules does your organization cling to, for no reason other than that the rules have always existed? What if you appointed yourself to champion the drive toward greater simplicity and agility? After all, they’re your rules. You can break them. And the ones who do so strategically acquire the leverage to topple the industry giants. They gift themselves with the space necessary to create truly disruptive innovation.