Browsing All posts tagged under »innovation«

The Art of Non-Conformity

December 14, 2012


The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau Based on Chris Guillebeau’s popular online manifesto “A Brief Guide to World Domination,” The Art of Non-Conformity defies common assumptions about life and work while arming you with the tools to live differently. You’ll discover how to live on your own terms by exploring creative self-employment, radical goal-setting, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Developing a Disruptive Mindset

April 6, 2012


Just began reading this blog after a cross post on Small Wars Journal. I thought this would be an interesting read for followers here. These lessons are familiar to me as I read them although I don’t think I am disruptive nor have I embraced all the points (yet). 1.  Never Stop Questioning Core Beliefs […]

Life is a Math Problem

March 7, 2012


by Chris Williams (Thinking Like a Cheetah) Life is complicated enough, why should we involve emotions and impulses.  If we approach life like a math problem then we can rest easy and avoid buyer’s remorse and a litany of other feelings we associate with decisions.  For instance, if I eat a Double Chocolate Dunkin Donut and […]