Saturday, September 29, 2012

bill taylor - bif8

reading practically radical by bill taylor..
on amazon

bill spoke at bif8, so very excited to dig into his words..

right off the bat:
despite millions of words of advice from gurus on organizational renewal, and despite billions of dollars budgeted for reengineering, six sigma, and other dogmas of transformation, the work of making deep-seated, sustainable change remains the hardest work there is.

reaffirms in me the notion of - not waiting for innovations to scale (or sustain), but rather working on scaling (or sustaining or thriving) the individual.
i do think we're onto something huge.
not that it's anything new. but perhaps actually moving forward with it is.

loving this:
looking at a familiar situation (an industry you've worked in for decades, products you've worked on for years) as if you've never seen it before... a fresh line of sight
flip of deja vu - looking at an unfamiliar situation and feeling like you've seen it before.

how do you look at your organization and your field as if you are seeing it for the first time?
vuja de.. here via bill, via tom kelley (ideo), via bob sutton (weird ideas that work), via jeff miller (sailor), perhaps via george carlin (napalm and silly putty)

all leading to and about - this unlikely twist - as taylor calls it: