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11 Posts


Conway's Law [Framework of the Day]
October 09, 2018
Conway's Law explores the connection between organizational structure and system design, providing insight into the impact of company architecture on innovation and offering potential strategies for handling mirrored product design.
Normalization of Deviance & The Growing Organization
January 11, 2016
The concept of social normalization of deviance and its impact on organizations.
Harbinger of Things to Come
January 01, 2014
Paul Krugman's perspective on Bitcoin and its significance as a technical achievement.
Setting the Stage for Innovation
August 14, 2013
The role of market conditions and luck in fostering radical innovation.
The Apple Org Structure
August 12, 2013
An analysis of Apple's unique organizational structure and its potential impact on innovation.
Agencies + Startups?
March 06, 2012
Rei Inamoto's take on the need for agencies to emulate startups.
Big Innovation
December 20, 2011
The advantages of big companies in innovation, according to The Economist.
Looking Back at Segway
December 03, 2011
A look back at the hype and coverage of the Segway ten years ago.
Steve Jobs as an Innovator, not Inventor
November 07, 2011
Steve Jobs as an innovator, not inventor, and the distinction between invention and innovation.
When "Innovation" Runs Amok
November 03, 2011
The overwhelming choices in the pharmacy and the impact of innovation.
Steam Engine Time
November 02, 2011
The concept of 'steam engine time' and its implications for innovation.
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