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Technology is the Step-Mother of Necessity

July 25, 2012

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by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) If necessity is the mother of all invention, then concept is the father of technology. While needs produce items of necessity, ideas produce items of ingenuity. Realistically no one needed an airplane in 1903, but that didn’t stop the Wright brothers from making their first flight. This same […]

Synthesizing Ideas is the Step-Father of Necessity

July 24, 2012

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by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) Synergy has become this weird new expression of the latest orthodox of American Management.  Misused, overused and even less understood, synergy, by definition is also called synergism; the potential ability of organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger.  Synergy is more […]

The Week Ahead: Disruptive Innovation

July 22, 2012

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As I prepare to head out this week for a conference on Joint Concept Development and Experimentation, I thought that “disruptive innovation” would be a good theme for this week’s posts. Unfortunately, there will be no tweeting or blogging from the conference because of the classification of the conference and facilities. However this week’s posts […]

Disruptive Technology and Reforming the Pentagon Establishment—Part II

July 16, 2012

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Part II of a reblog from Small Wars Journal Disruptive Technology and Reforming the Pentagon Establishment—Part II The Origin of MRAPs in DoD by Thaddeus L. Jankowski “Dear Mr. Secretary, thank you for your letter of June 27th 2011…As I noted when you were here in June you had my back throughout that time. More […]

Reblog: Disruptive Technology and Reforming the Pentagon Establishment—Part I

July 9, 2012

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 Small Wars Journal published a very interesting and provocative article of a series focused on reforming the Pentagon Establishment. Hard hitting and worth the read. Disruptive Technology and Reforming the Pentagon Establishment—Part I  by Thaddeus L. Jankowski Introduction In 2006-2007 I was one of the first few officers within U.S. Central Command to initiate the comprehensive […]

Synthesizing Ideas is the Step-Father of Necessity

January 26, 2012

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by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) Synergy has become this weird new expression of the latest orthodox of American Management.  Misused, overused and even less understood, synergy, by definition is also called synergism; the potential ability of organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger.  Synergy is more often […]

Technology is the Step-Mother of Necessity

January 14, 2012

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by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) If necessity is the mother of all invention, then concept is the father of technology. While needs produce items of necessity, ideas produce items of ingenuity. Realistically no one needed an airplane in 1903, but that didn’t stop the Wright brothers from making their first flight. This same […]