Micro-managers and centrally planned businesses suffer the same destruction of creativity in their organizations as overbearing, test-driven education systems.
OK, test time. Imagine you are lieutenant in the Marines given the following situation: In front of you lies a 36 ft. pole in three sections, 300 feet of rope, a truck, five stakes, two shovels, a knife, two clips, and a flag. Standing at attention is your platoon sergeant and three marines.
In 2009, St. Louis glass blower James McKelvey was working on a custom glass faucet for twitter founder Jack Dorsey when he expressed a chief problem he was having with his business.