The unbelievable

It’s not so much that we cannot believe it as that we did not expect it. It refers to things outside of our frame of reference or expectation. This is usually because it’s very rare or really unlikely. It would be more acuate to say I did not account for it. Disruption works this way. […]

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Technology vs experience

With the blistering pace of technological innovation, systems are constantly increasing in the sophistication of its prediction and interpretation. As this ability is applied in more and more contexts, the human interface/replacement question is becoming more complex and more relevant than ever. We are confronted with questions we have never had to think about before. […]

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Innovation Bridges

Some innovations break the mould. They redefine what we believe as possible. They challenge our frameworks of reality. They also tend to fail. Incremental innovation has been far more successful. The gradual progress of a truly revolutionary idea. It gives consumers and infrastructure time to catch up. The quantum leaps tend to be restricted to […]

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Break Step

When we match the natural frequency at which something vibrates or resonates, like a building or a bridge, the amplitude of the movement increases. This could push the structure beyond its limits causing it to topple over. It is for this reason soldiers break stride when crossing bridges. Operating in sync can be a highly […]

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Command and Control

It used to be a great way to run organisations. When we had few skilled workers, limited competition and slow-moving markets this made sense. Organisations structured this way do not accommodate innovation well. Suppression either leads to uprising amoung the innovators or organisations that increase in irrelevance until their ultimate demise. If you achieved widespread […]

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