Knowledge and Power

Knowledge and Power

The Book “The war between the centrifuge of knowledge and the centripetal pull of power remains the prime conflict in all economies.” “Profits differentiate between the normally predictable yield of commodities and the unexpected returns of creativity.” “Dwelling on liabilities rather than assets, the economists almost completely missed the fabulous experience curve in the data of growth.” Gilder breaks away from the supply-side model of economics to present a new economic paradigm: the epic conflict between the knowledge of entrepreneurs on one side, and the blunt power of government on the other. The knowledge of entrepreneurs, and their freedom to share and use that knowledge, are the sparks that light up the economy and set its gears in motion. The power of government to regulate, stifle, manipulate, subsidize or suppress knowledge and ideas is the inertia that slows those gears down, or keeps them from turning at all. The Author The Author’s Blog...
Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

The Book “No matter what the toy, every brick clicked with every other brick, which meant every LEGO kit was expandable. Thus, the LEGO universe grew with the launch of each new toy.” ” The company’s leaders had lost sight of the deep-seated DNA that had made the brand great…” “There was no dialogue with the world outside LEGO, which is one of the most dangerous signs that the corporate culture is not working.” Brick by Brick reveals how LEGO failed to keep pace with the revolutionary changes in kids’ lives and began sliding into irrelevance. When the company’s leaders implemented some of the business world’s most widely espoused prescriptions for boosting innovation, they ironically pushed the iconic toymaker to the brink of bankruptcy… It took a new LEGO management team – faced with the growing rage for electronic toys, few barriers to entry, and ultra-demanding consumers (ten-year old boys) – to reinvent the innovation rule book and transform LEGO into one of the world’s most profitable, fastest-growing companies. The Author Author’s tweets @davidcrob The Author’s Blog No items found in feed URL: http://www.robertsoninnovation.com/category/blog/. You requested 6 items.powered by RSS Just Better 1.4...
Seeing What Others Don’t

Seeing What Others Don’t

The Book “Insight cannot be taken back. You cannot return to the moment you were in before.” “That’s one of the criteria for insights: that others with the same information somehow miss the discovery.” “…new ideas often emerge from a breakdown of previous beliefs. New paradigms emerge from the recognition of anomalies and contradictions.” Insights—like Darwin’s understanding of the way evolution actually works, and Watson and Crick’s breakthrough discoveries about the structure of DNA—can change the world… Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed—or what blocks them. In Seeing What Others Don’t, renowned cognitive psychologist Gary Klein unravels the mystery. The Author Gary...
Out Think

Out Think

The Book “I believe “innovation” is now what “entrepreneurial” was to the 1990s and what “excellence” was to the 1980s.” “…a skilled worker without passion for the organization’s purpose and mission will likely lack allegiance and easily jump to a competitor.” “…the traits, behaviors, and character of the CEO will largely define the culture within the organization, and the culture will drive the results.” We’ve entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation–take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage. But these methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation are only found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion, creativity and initiative within us. The Author Author’s tweets @gshunter The Author’s Blog Don’t Cope with Distraction, Oppose It - June 18, 2018 How to Trigger a Great Day - June 8, 2018 Break the Cycle of Loneliness at Work - May 22, 2018 How High Performers Think Differently About Stress - May 15, 2018 When Cultures Start to Drift from Values - April 23, 2018 Innovate How You Innovate. Reward Creative Deviance. - April 12, 2018 powered by RSS Just Better 1.4...
The Method Method

The Method Method

The Book “In contrast to other critical corporate assets, a vibrant company culture doesn’t show up on a balance sheet. It cannot be inventoried, valued, or written off.” “In our surplus economy, success depends on creating brands and products that stand out, and such innovations are best delivered through open, collaborative cultures.” “Mass brands talk at people. Or more accurately, they SHOUT! Belief brands, on the other hand, listen and create a conversation.” Founded ten years ago by childhood pals Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry, Method has been making headlines and profits with a revolutionary blend of culture and commerce, style and substance. Today, Method’s ecofriendly soaps, detergents, and cleaners are ubiquitous in stores, capturing valuable shelf space long dominated by the tired old products of giants P&G and Unilever. The Author Author’s tweets @methodguy & @adam_lowry The Author’s Blog...
The Serendipity Machine

The Serendipity Machine

The Book “Seats2meet.com has created a system linking traditional monetary capital and social capital…this serendipity machine is that it creates so much value that it turns an economy of scarcity into an economy of abundance.” ““the mesh”: a constellation of networks of professionals forming a dynamic collective intelligence to which everyone contributes meaningfully in his or her own way.” ‘…business models must have a combination of social and monetary capital in order to remain sustainable.” By reinventing social capital as the currency of network culture and fusing it with the phenomenon of serendipity, Seats2meet.com has created a serendipity machine that increasingly looks like an appropriate platform for value creation in a network economy, fusing traditional monetary capital with social capital. The Author Author’s tweets @SebastianOlma The Author’s Blog...