Focus, innovation and university IT

For the record, I am pretty sure I am the one who has reblogged other posts more than 5 times, so let’s make that 6 times, just for the hell of it!!

Reblogging is not plagerism (“o”)/ , I am not passing this off as my own work – it links straight back to David! I reblog because I like it and I want to be able to find it again quickly!!


Thanks, Memegenerator

I will be blogging about this, mark my words!! But not tonight…I have had enough for one night…

The Weblog of (a) David Jones

I’m currently reading “Automate this” by Christopher Steiner and came across the following

It’s not often that the most important innovations in the world come from the GEs and the Microsofts, the authors point out. They come from entrepreneurs who are focused on that one area with an intensity that bigger companies simply can’t bring. Most big firms see their time as best spent on making their current products and processes more efficient….Because of this fact, big companies tend to fall into traps of overmanaging and underinnovating

I don’t think this observation is all that earth shattering, I’ve heard it expressed in many places before. For example, “the authors” Steiner mentions are Kedrosky and Stangler in this report, which includes the following (also quoted by Steiner)

Startup firms specialize—in a way that larger and more-established companies can barely contemplate—in attacking complex problems in cheaper and more efficient ways


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