THE BIG PICTURE
Steve Blank blog
The author has been trying to find a unified theory of innovation that allows established companies and government agencies to innovate internally with the speed and urgency of startups. Companies that want to do continuous innovation need to execute their core business model while innovating in parallel. In other words, in an ambidextrous company you need to be able to “chew gum and walk at the same time.” Read more here.
Capital Ideas, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Knowledge workers are reshaping the map of the global economy. The only way to move a city from a bad equilibrium to a good one is with a big push: a coordinated policy that breaks the impasse and simultaneously brings skilled workers, employers, and specialized business services to a new location. Read more here.
Social Evolution Forum
A cooperative effort is required to establish a new economic paradigm that will improve the quality of life for society as a whole, not just a privileged faction. Read more here.
The Washington Post
Recent studies show that joiners may not have the extreme risk-seeking behavior of a rock star CEO founder, but they are more than willing to head up the key functional roles — especially R&D — that make a start-up great. Read more here.
The Wall Street Journal
Mind-wandering aids decision-making by allowing you to run future-oriented simulations in your head. It’s ideal not just for thinking about possible outcomes but also for thinking about how different outcomes would feel. Read more here.
THE LATEST NEWS
The New York Times
For all of Europe’s advantages, its technology sector lags that of the United States. A dread of failure may be one reason. Read more here.
If you played a game on your phone today, listened to music online or video-phoned a friend, chances are you used a Swedish company. Read more here.