So far this blog has discussed the importance of Discipline Systems and Collaboration to innovation, but there remains one piece to the innovation puzzle, chaos. Chaos, like the Hindu god Shiva, is the creator and destroyer of all organizations. When systems are not controlled, they devolve into chaos where the average movement of each piece is so random that the organization effectively stops.
Month: February 2017
Thorium, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Collaboration
If you get a group energy engineers together long enough (which is, in itself, a struggle to say the least) they will inevitably start talking about thorium. The thorium-based nuclear reactor is an innovation that offers an answer to all of humanity’s largest problems. Its potential is perhaps best promoted by Reno’s own Davidson Academy … Continue reading Thorium, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Collaboration
Discipline Systems Beat Best Laid Plans
Photo credit While in college I loved playing capture the flag in the videogame Halo. The game pits two teams against each other where the objective is to capture the flag from the other team’s base while being shot at by opposing space marines. I was a terrible shot and performed dismally in other game … Continue reading Discipline Systems Beat Best Laid Plans