Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"Fail Fast" - Can the corporate begin to think about it?

Colleague Mr. Aali Raza passes along an article "Oh, the joys of screwing up".  Though a delight to read, the reality on the ground for the corporations when it comes to the concept of "fail fast" remains a stretch.  The deliverables are quarter bound, Christianson's middle manager is a bottle neck most of the time, and "the" street must be satisfied in case of publicly traded companies. What is the answer? And who is leading the way?

See my previous blog "Branson, redefining capitalism" here for further interesting insights.

"Our ability to "think different" may be as much a result of what we stop doing as what we start. Learning to do anything new requires sufficient time to acquire the capability. Learn to play an instrument or speak a foreign language and the point becomes clear. All learning is developmental regardless of age. The point is that real innovation requires that we get to a destination we have never been to before and by a new route. We make it up as we go along. Otherwise it's just another lap around the planning circuit."

Read the complete article here.

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