Another week and another collection of interesting ideas from around the internet.
As always, thoughts and/or comments are greatly appreciated.
- Fire and brimstone [The Economist]
The Economist reviews an interesting book — The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention by William Rosen — that tries to find the reason why the industrial revolution started in Britain.
- The surest way to destroy an innovation initiative [HBR: The Conversation]
There are three, and only three, models for organizing innovation that work.
- John Hagel on “Invisible Innovation” [BusinessWeek: Next]
John Hagel talks about his new book The Power of Pull, or How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion. The book is a smart analysis of why executives need to broaden their thinking about innovation—and take action, now.
- Fred Brooks shows us how to design anything [Wired]
Fred Brooks talks about some of the ideas in his new book, The Design of Design, a collection of essays that extends his ideas into the fields of architecture, hardware systems, and leadership.