Archive for January, 2007

Experiencing insight: which comes first, age or beauty?

, written by Jeremy

Can a group of eclectic and divergent innovators pick winners in ways "experienced" veterans can't? Is experience all it's made out to be when the game is new ventures?

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Forget tailor-made, just get it second-hand.

, written by Jeremy

In an offline note a good friend challenges the concept of new, tailor-made companies. Instead he asks, “What about companies that need tailors … companies that need a new dress, ugly companies, those ones that need new shoes … …

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Creating tailor-made companies

, written by Jeremy

I keep running into amazing people. Each one stuck in a job that uses a tiny part of what they're great at. Here's a plan to use a bit more.

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A master at play

, written by Jeremy

Henry David Thoreau’s taste for life is, for me, unmatched in its perception, power, and vitality. From earnest to silly, most of it sings. His journal … it’s like watching Michelangelo whittle. The rippling strength of a master at play.…

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Synchronizing greatness

, written by Jeremy

Here’s an unsolved riddle: How do we get the minds of widely dispersed, brilliant people to focus on critical problems/opportunities? How do we synchronize greatness?

Dave Pollard brought this up a few days ago. He writes:

“… we don’t need …

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Invoking innovation: moving beyond serendipity

, written by Jeremy

Innovative brilliance is fortuitous. It's an accident. The challenge is moving beyond serendipity and to intention.

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Invite and inspire brilliance

, written by Jeremy

How do we invite brilliant people to try and fail quickly, over and over again, in very small ways?

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