Improvements in products, process, and culture can reinforce each other over time.
Since I’ve been working on how to structure teams to do innovation work, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the basics in the form of The Wisdom of Teams by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith.
Joel Spolsky’s Fog Creek Software created a documentary DVD of the summer interns’ experience creating an actual software product.
Malcolm Gladwell’s The Bakeoff is now online, in which the food R&D firm Mattson tries to create the perfect cookie.
Kim Severson’s article on organic milk production and sales answered a few questions I had, namely It’s the low supply, not the production costs, that are keeping the price high.
For Sarah McLachlan’s World On Fire video, they spent almost the whole production budget solving the problems she’s writing about rather than producing the video.
I live in one of the art centers of the world — the West Chelsea section of Manhattan — and my opinion of today’s art can be summed up in one word: boring.
For the problem is simply how can warm passion and a cool sense of proportion be forged together in one and the same soul?