28 January 2016

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

Hefferman suggests that we should be building organizations that embrace disagreements because that is how we can be sure we are doing the right thing. Some thoughts:
  • Openness is not enough
  • Find partners who naturally create disagreement
  • See conflict as collaborative thinking
  • Be more afraid of silence than conflict

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

13 January 2016

"The Chaos Imperative" by Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack

The authors launch into a wonderful and engaging narrative as they use their various experiences to explain why we need chaos in order to progress.

They suggest that innovation requires three things in order to flourish:

  1. Blank space (chaos is an agent of opportunity)
  2. Unusual suspects (it takes an unusual player to get different results)
  3. Supportive serendipity (purely random chance takes too long)