Inefficiency – the antidote to surprises.

Everything in and around us changes constantly. By the time you get to the end of this sentence, around 50 million cells in your body will have died and replaced. Our entire bodies are replaced every seven years. We don’t notice. It’s normal. Twenty percent of businesses fail in their first year, fifty percent byContinue reading “Inefficiency – the antidote to surprises.”

Fear is a waste of imagination

Some of the biggest shifts we are seeing in the way our world operates is being enabled by interoperable systems. Ensuring that my data can work with your data, and that my systems can work with your systems. This capability is creating fertile conditions for everything from mashups to radical innovation and insight. The “price”Continue reading “Fear is a waste of imagination”

The Inefficient Library

Over the years, I’ve learned to read for insight as much as knowledge; allowing the mental space to make connections through what I read as much as absorb it. Right now, I’m enjoying David Weinberger’s excellent “Everyday Chaos”. He makes an interesting observation. It takes $150m a year to run Harvard’s Library, but every yearContinue reading “The Inefficient Library”