Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet.
As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated.
- Peter Drucker’s Seven Sources of Innovation [Snake Coffee]
A good example of applying Peter Drucker’s Seven Sources of Innovation to the emergence of Sony’s Walkman.
- Building Snowmobiles and a Fine-tuned Situational Awareness [Law Enforcement & Security Consulting]
John Boyd saw innovation as essential to winning in a changing environment — be that the battle field of our modern business environment. A skill he termed building snowmobiles.
“A loser is someone (individual or group) who cannot build snowmobiles when facing uncertainty and unpredictable change; whereas a winner is someone (individual or group) who can build snowmobiles, and employ them in the appropriate fashion, when facing uncertainty and unpredictable change.”
- Operational Excellence – once an enemy, now a friend to innovation? [Innovate on Purpose]
Operational Excellence is focused on streamlining business processes — reducing variation and waste to try and increase their velocity and reliability. This usually makes it the enemy of innovation. Is it time to turn this attitude on its head?
- IT’s Not about the Technology [Fast Company]
Gartner researcher Tom Austin on why your head of IT should be a cultural anthropologist and why you should think twice before you block YouTube.