[Knowledge Jolt] 5 new entries



Swimming in a lake, or rowing down the river

We seem to be addicted to busy. Does the busyness help? Does it hurt? Do we swim around in a lake, getting nowhere? Or do we row down the river, ensuring we don't get stuck?

      
 
 

Focus on the processes, not the tools

I see a lot of projects within business support organizations that look like "implement this tool." And then the organization is surprised when the project takes much longer than expected and the tool doesn't get used to the extent expected.

      
 
 

Innovation Thinking Methods

It's a short book, meant to be a quick read and guide to start thinking about thinking. Or maybe, more accurately, to get people doing something differently about thinking. The tone is light, but insistent - change the way you think to create fantastic new solutions.

      
 
 

The past is a foreign country

"The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there." L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between, 1953.

      
 
 

Rolling Rocks Downhill

Clarke Ching's "Rolling Rocks Downhill" is a great business novel, primarily about TOC and Agile. I like how it combines a number of perspectives and shows how real value can be obtained in surprisingly short time horizons. That said, it helps when there is outside pressure.

      
 
 

 

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