Thoughts on the US Open, Disruption and Tenacity

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What a fascinating ending to a great US Open tennis tournament in New York this year!
Cilic and Nishikori at the finals represented a brand new generation of players establishing themselves in leadership positions and disrupting the traditional reign of perennial favorites like Djokovic and Federer.

Transformative change is hard to internalize but is the only way to achieve true innovation. In today’s fast changing world, maintaining status quo surely means losing your competitive advantage.

This year’s competition was also special for UMT Consulting Group because we hosted an event there for several potential clients representing financial services and other major businesses in the New York City area along with key Microsoft executives from the Office 365 business. Our special guest speaker, Todd Martin (former Top 4 player and current USTA board member) was there to help us understand the intricate details that a professional in the space needs to focus on to be successful. We spoke about the parallels between the tenacity required to win a finals match in tennis, and the tenacity required to implement transformative change in an enterprise and take it to successful fruition and adoption throughout the entire organization.

All in all it was a great event and I’m looking forward to continue this tradition next year.