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The Narrative Dimension of #Humans

December 2, 2014


This post was previously shared on The Bridge in the series titled: “The #Human Project: Professional Views on the Army’s Human Dimension White Paper.” The views expressed here are the author’s alone and do not reflect those of the Joint Staff or the Department of Defense. As expected in a paper of this nature, The Human […]

HBR Video: Disrupt Yourself

July 26, 2012


Success used to be related to experience, knowledge, and skill. A few things have changed. The world of work is increasingly complex—uncertain and volatile, global and diverse—and information is easier to access. As a result, experience and knowledge are less relevant, whereas the capacities to learn and adapt, be resilient, and connect with others have become […]

Technology is the Step-Mother of Necessity

July 25, 2012


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


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 […]

Disruptive Innovation Explained

July 23, 2012


Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and the world’s most influential management guru according to the Thinkers50, lays out his landmark theory of disruptive innovation as portrayed in the book The Innovator’s Dilemma .

The Week Ahead: Disruptive Innovation

July 22, 2012


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 […]

Leadership Secrets of Steve Jobs

May 22, 2012


Walter Isaacson, the author of Steve Jobs biography prepared a lengthy article in the April 2012 Harvard Business Review. He captured fourteen leadership lessons of the innovation icon. I have distilled them here with the most salient Job’s quotes. 1. Focus. “Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.” 2. Simplify. “Simplicity is […]