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Links for June 17 2012

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  • Innovation will become a core competency by Jeffrey Phillips on Innovate on Purpose

    Quote: My final argument is that regardless of what wins in your organization – innovation or efficiency – the market has already decided.  The market has indicated that efficiency is important, but innovation is vital.  Innovation is vital because of the increasing pace of change, the rapid acceptance and adoption of new products and services, the falling barriers to market entry.  The clockspeed of your market is accelerating, and you can’t compete by becoming more efficient.  This thinking is akin to having a car with ever increasing gas mileage in a drag racing competition.  Your car may be more efficient, but that’s not the competitive advantage any more.

  • “I don’t even know what I’m afraid of” by Seth Godin

    Quote: When we are wrestling against the elusive and resilient fear with no name, often the only choice is to live with it, to care enough about forward motion and practical progress that we can come embrace the inner trembling that won’t give up.

  • Is Adoption the New ROI of Collaboration? by Jacob Morgan

    Quote: It’s interesting because many organizations have no KPIs for their collaboration efforts and those that do set up KPIs rarely check in on them.  So it seems as though adoption and activity metrics have become the default metric(s) of choice to manage success.  As I’ve stated in the past this is focusing too much on the affect rather than the cause.  Perhaps this is because many companies don’t understand why they are deploying these tools to begin with.  This works for some companies but not for others.

  • Claiming Your Unfair Advantage by Brian Eisenberg

    Quote: Experience will tell you that turning data into valuable insights and information to act on is the toughest part of data analytics. Gathering data and putting it into charts and distributing reports is not what you should be shelling out any significant amount of money for, even though that’s still way too common. I think it is fair to say the people part of the equation is a big issue for the near future.

  • It’s Hard To Tell Someone They Suck by Brad Feld on FeldThought

    Quote: The toughest cases are the ones where we are excited, but something qualitative is holding us back. This is always either people or product. But it’s not because we think the people (or the product) suck – we are way past that point. Rather it’s something that just doesn’t catapult it into our “we are out of our mind with enthusiasm about investing.”?log=out


About Eric D. Brown, D.Sc.

Eric D. Brown, D.Sc. is a data scientist, technology consultant and entrepreneur with an interest in using data and technology to solve problems. When not building cool things, Eric can be found outside with his camera(s) taking photographs of landscapes, nature and wildlife.
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