|umair haque (@umairh)|
2/4/13 11:36 AM
An excellent post by @johnsonwhitney. RT @HarvardBiz: Why Innovators Love Constraintss.hbr.org/XaOlLU
There are numerous instances of coaches in various sports (soccer, swimming, baseball) shrinking the space their athletes train in to increase reps and improve feedback. When there is less of a cushion between oneself and failure, innovation becomes a necessity.
The fact is that we are always going to be resource-constrained, but a willingness to work with our limitations may make all the difference in getting an idea off the ground.
George Eliot writes in Daniel Deronda, 'Tis a condition apt to befall a life too much at large, unmoulded by the pressure of obligation: Nam deteriores omnes sumu licentiae (with too much freedom, we all deteriorate.)
tightly-lidded box can stifle and suffocate. It can motivate us to figure out how get outside the box. To make choices about how we will expend the resources we do have available to us, to find cheaper, more nimble ways of doing something as a person - and as a corporation. Our perceived limitations may give us direction on where we might play, or want to play. Indeed, if we will let them, constraints can (and will) drive us to disruption
Our perceived limitations may give us direction on where we might play, or want to play.Our perceived limitations may give us direction on where we might play, or want to play.
Our perceived limitations may give us direction on where we might play, or want to play.
Jonathan Becker (@jonbecker)
2/4/13 12:47 PM
[I don't have a better solution, so I've deleted this critique]
Xeni Jardin (@xeni)
2/4/13 12:49 PM
Things helping me in that quest include turning gadgets off when they should be off; practicing meditation; and saying no more often.
|Xeni Jardin (@xeni)|
2/4/13 12:49 PM
But I still pretty much suck at attention-management and procrastination, which are related. Have any of you mastered these things?
send xeni..what if the it is me...
|Brad Ovenell-Carter (@Braddo)|
2/4/13 12:49 PM
@HHG @datruss @ChrisWejr The end of computing as we know it. ow.ly/hpvYw#inspiracy
Today’s operating systems and browsers — and search models — become obsolete, because people no longer want to be connected to computers or “sites” (they probably never did).really..?
What people really want is to tune in to information. Since many millions of separate lifestreams will exist in the cybersphere soon, our basic software will be the stream-browser: like today’s browsers, but designed to add, subtract, and navigate streams.
recommendations are interspersed with all my email, other messages, posts, documents, calendar notes, and so forth. Think these features already exist in an app somewhere? They don’t. They can’t, not until the millions of different streams each telling their own stories share the same interface for the stream browser to draw on.
always more useful than “Let me rummage around and see what I can find.” No matter how fast it seems, most search is a waste of time. In a way, we are using time (i.e., the time-based structure) to gain time.