Archive for April, 2007

“Most banks look at every product line and try to slice-and-dice it: ‘can we save money here, can we charge more there?’ Great retailers don’t do that. They ask: ‘How can we make it easier, simpler, and more fun to do business with us?’ They look at the whole experience. And that’s what we do.” […]

“Business is about more than irresistible images. It’s about costs and benefits, winners and losers, terms and conditions. That’s why open source is about more than a new model of innovation. It’s about the art of the deal. If you want to tap the best brains in the world, you’ve got to create compelling reasons […]

“We are talking about the democratization of science: what happens when you open your company to thousands and thousands of minds, each of them with a totally different set of life experiences?Innocentive is an experiment that tries to answer that question.” Mavericks at work – William Taylor & Polly LaBarre All the ideas about open-source […]

read this short story and link it with the concept.. personally I would definitely be a hedgehog, so right now I’m focusing on the three circles, to see exactly how I can grasp a better understanding of the concept. And I’m totally getting the book Good to great! 😀

“Suppose you were able to construct a work life that meets the following three tests. First, you are doing work for which you have a genetic or God-given talent, and perhaps you could become one of the best in the world in applying that talent. (“I feel I was just born to be doing this.”) […]

“Why might a company be missed? Because it’s providing a product or a service so unique that it can’t be provided nearly as well by any other company. Because it’s created a workplace so dynamic that most employees would be hard-pressed to find a similar environment somewhere else. Because it has forged a uniquely emotional […]

So Hamel brings about motivation for change and innovation! He says:“You can become the author of your own destiny. You can look the future in the eye and say: I am no longer a captive to history. Whatever I can imagine, I can accomplish. I am no longer a vassal in a faceless bureaucracy. I […]