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The end of the IT department
The problem with IT departments seems to be that they’re set up as a forced internal vendor. From the start, they have a monopoly on the “computer problem” – such monopolies have a tendency to produce the customer service you’d expect from the US Postal Service. The IT department has all the power, they’re not going anywhere (at least not in the short term), and their customers are seen as mindless peons. There’s no feedback loop for improvement.
forsnd  technology  innovation  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
The story of Polaroid inventor Edwin Land, one of Steve Jobs' biggest heroes
“The world is like a fertile field that’s waiting to be harvested. The seeds have been planted, and what I do is go out and help plant more seeds and harvest them.”
forsnd  creativity  innovation 
november 2010 by tysone
Stop saying ‘innovation’
Scott Berkun writes, "Einstein, Ford, Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, and Edison rarely said the word and neither should you. Every crowd I’ve said this to laughed and agreed. The I-word is killing us."
innovation  process  advice  language  forsnd 
march 2010 by tysone
We Are All Gadget Nerds Now - NYTimes.com
"The intersection of culture and technology has always been a rich, mashed-up place, but today’s burgeoning army of electronic devices, rather than just hosting stories, seems to be authoring them," writes David Carr.
technology  innovation  forsnd 
january 2010 by tysone

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