Rainforest Rev: Five Character Traits Of Innovation LeadersPosted: October 1, 2015
THE BIG PICTURE
Henry Doss, Chief Strategy Officer of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes
The most powerful driver of discovery is transparency. Look around your own organization. Where you see silos, you’ll see information hoards. Work for the love of change and improvement, rather than for what you get for yourself. As a leader of innovation, you may find your concern for the future to be a lonely spot. Stay there. Read more here.
The Berkana Institute
When separate, local efforts connect with each other as networks, then strengthen as communities of practice, suddenly and surprisingly a new system emerges at a greater level of scale. Emergence is how life creates radical change and takes things to scale. Read more here.
Frederick Taylor was the most influential management guru of the early 20th century. His “Principles of Scientific Management” was the first management blockbuster. A modern version of “scientific management” threatens to dehumanise the workplace. Read more here.
How did humans acquire capacity for cooperation in huge anonymous societies? Ara Norenzayan’s Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict, argues that Big Gods offer the ability to detect and punish immoral behavior. In modern societies we have all-to-real cops, judges, and IRS agents to do the job. Read more here.
THE LATEST NEWS
T2VC’s CEO, Victor Hwang, gave a keynote speech in Korea last week. “Sixty-five percent of startups fail due to people issues. For this reason, there is a need for an evolution of design thinking. Overcome fear with trust. Trust the group you’re with”. Read more here.
Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, and its ICT Authority, jointly announced the launch of the Enterprise Kenya initiative – intended to improve the environment for technology entrepreneurs – in a bid to support local innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more here.
The New York Times
India is now the world’s fastest growing major economy. The increasing appeal of India is underscored by India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi’s commitment to technology. Read more here.
The Wall Street Journal
The traditional business values in Japan, where long-term success and social cohesion are often favored over short-term profitability. Companies have to keep growing little by little, even if the pace is slow, rather than expanding and contracting erratically. Read more here.