Saturday, January 15, 2011

Daily Thoughts 1/15/2011 (Captain Blood, The Other Side of Innovation)

Raffaelo Sanzio,Detail of The School of Athens showing Heraclitus and Michelangelo Buonarroti as one person, 1509

Daily Thoughts 1/15/2011

I have been reading The Other Side of Innovation. The authors are describing when and how to create internail and external teams for innovation.  They call the internal parts of an organization, the "performance engine".  It describes how it is necessary to bring some outside people in to help with innovation.  Not all major changes in a corporation can occur from inside an organization. It was interesting learning about how implementing innovative ideas is often more about learning to do things right than pushing execution.

I am also reading What Technology Wants. Kevin Kelly is describing how human evolution is increasingly tied to technology.  He seems to be pushing for a view that we are inseparable from modern technology right now.

I got a request to write short articles for The View From Here which is an online literary magazine.  I'll probably confirm tomorrow on Sunday.

I also watched Captain Blood today starring Errol Flynn and Olivia De Haviland.  It is Errol Flynn's first movie which is surprising. The movie is based on the book Captain Blood  by Rafael Sabatini.  The book was written in 1922 so it is well out of copyright.

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