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.
In the early 1970s, the Route 128 corridor in Boston, Massachusetts was poised to become the epicenter of the computer revolution. Research powerhouses MIT and Harvard were surrounded by a burgeoning digital technology industry and large, well-developed business financing institutions were widely available. However, throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s tech innovation in the Boston area … Continue reading Putting it all together: All models are wrong, some models are helpful
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.