- IT’s Three Key Organizational Transformations by Andrew McAfee on Harvard Business Review’s Blog
Quote: I see companies in all industries using computers to accomplish three broad and deep transformations: they’re becoming more scientific, more orchestrated, and more self-organizing. None of these is complete yet, and I doubt that they ever will be. This is because innovation keeps opening up new opportunities to go further with orchestration, self organization, and science, and companies keep taking advantage of these opportunities.
- Technology goes public changing IT value by Mark McDonald on Gartner Blog Network
Quote: Technology has gone public. Changes in the technology stack over the last forty years have changed every aspect of IT, including IT’s value. The figure below provides a summary of the structures within the technology stack. The model is a little simplistic, but it does illustrate some of the deep structural changes going on in technology.
- But you’re not saying anything by Seth Godin on Seth’s Blog
Quote: Most people work hard to find artful ways to say very little. Instead of polishing that turd, why not work harder to think of something remarkable or important to say in the first place?
- Innovation is playing offense, not defense by Jeffrey Phillips on Innovate on Purpose
Quote: Innovation is offensive in nature. It assumes there are new markets to address, new customers to reach, new problems to solve. Innovation is proactive – it forces the firm that embraces innovation to change and it forces the firms that are impacted to change as well. Given the fact that innovation requires change, both internally and externally, you can understand why some firms would prefer to play defense rather than offense
- Listening To What Isn’t Said by Chris Bailey on Thinking Big Thoughts on Business, Work, and Life
Quote: But instead, how many times do businesses listen for what they want to hear from their customers? Or maybe get defensive about what is said? Or take what is said at full face value and miss out on so much of the subtext and subtle (but far more powerful) meanings behind the customer’s experience? If you’re only paying attention to what sits at the surface, your business is missing important data that could mean the success or failure of your product, service, or full brand proposition.
- How to Discover Your Core Values and Why it Matters by Donald Miller on Donald Miller’s Blog
Quote: What was most interesting, though, is that the stories I tell out of my core values are going to be better because they are taylor made for me. If I work on books and projects that set people free from manipulation and lies, from bullies, my projects will be fueled by who I am and my story will be authentic. And the opposite is also true. If I work on projects that are not out of my core values, the work is sluggish and hard and feels like, well, work.