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Innovation: surviving competition

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One of many powerful success lessons from Africa's Big Cats that I share in my keynote presentations is how to survive brutal competition by innovating and doing what no-one else is doing.  As the smallest (by shoulder height) of the large predators, the leopard has to constantly compete with the much more powerful hyena and lion, both species of which tend to specialise in hunting essentially large herbivores.  The leopard on the other hand, is an extremely versatile hunter, able to hunt a very diverse variety of prey, from medium to small mammals down to small birds and even reptiles.  This adaptability allows the leopard to come up with innovative hunting strategies in response to the conditions in which it finds itself.

The benefits of being able to innovate and adapt can be extended to success in business and even sport. . The following is South African rugby legend Nick Mallet's take on last Saturday's brutal South Africa vs New Zealand rugby match, and doing what no-one else is doing in order to prevail over competition:
“The (final) try that the All Blacks scored, they had an opportunity to go from 20-17 to 20-20, but they kicked to the corner and came up with a lineout move that no one has seen ever. It was brilliant; they are the most innovative team in the world. We’ve never seen that and we didn’t know how to defend against it. Every game they come up with these fantastic new moves, it worked so well… They take seven points and win the game because of that courage; it’s their ability to come up with new ways to score tries that’s better than ours.”

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  • The Thriving in a Wild World keynote address Lorne Sulcas delivered proved to be not only greatly entertaining but extremely motivational. His grasp of the dynamics of change as they unfold in the animal kingdom was skillfully integrated into his description of how those same factors and lessons of resilience apply to the corporate environment. The combination of his compelling delivery style and the stunning photos he uses of African animals in the wild brought a new level of insight and understanding about the universal application of the impact of change to all who were there. Attendees rated his presentation as exceptional in both its educational value and entertainment quality.

    DARYL CONNER - CEO AND FOUNDER, CONNER PARTNERS® INC, ATLANTA, U.S.A.
  • You really engaged with the audience with your stories and lessons this morning, Lorne. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your experiences through your words, your knowledge and your stunning photos. Thank you again for a most inspiring talk and message that will stay with me for a long time!

    KIM ASHTON – CLIENT LIASON EXECUTIVE, BISSET BOEHMKE ATTORNEYS, SOUTH AFRICA
  • I was totally spellbound. Can’t wait to get you to talk to my brokers.

    MARY-JANE LEFEVRE – GRANITE FINANCE, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Dear Lorne, a sincere thanks for your invaluable key note address to UWP Consulting at our regional conference. You exceeded all expectations. Apart from the fact that the presentation was enthralling, accompanied by world class photographs, the Survival of the Fittest theme rings very true in our present day working environment which requires unusual focus, great vision and superb teamwork you talked about, in order to obtain and maintain the edge required for success in our industry. I can recommend this presentation to any organization who seeks inspiration in striving to be the best in whatever they do.

    ADRIAN SKEA - TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - UWP CONSULTING (PTY) LTD, SOUTH AFRICA
  • “Thank you Lorne.  Your talk went down extremely well with the team – everyone I spoke to loved it and found great value in the messages.”

    JOHAN PIENAAR - REGIONAL MANAGER CAPE PROVINCE – AGENCY FRANCHISE DIVISION, OLD MUTUAL, SOUTH AFRICA