Never listen to someone who tells you to do it like someone else has done before.
There’s a difference between learning from the past and just following trends. The past generally teaches you what not to do. It rarely has the answers for what will be successful in the future. If your company is following trends, then you should be aware that your company is not leading their own destiny. They’re following someone else’s and will most likely always be a follower. You’ll never look back at your life and say, “Man, it was so fun riding other people’s coattails.” Take a chance. It will be worth it.