How do you think about change? or control? or strategy?

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity! – Gilder Radner


You can try to control people, or you can try to have a system that represents reality. I find that knowing what’s really happening is more important than trying to control people. – Larry Page


The command and control methods used to achieve scalable efficiency for the industrial era don’t work well for a world of constant change where predictability has been lost to the wind, and innovation and imagination are now the coin of the realm…Embrace change as an adventure. – John Seely Brown


We don’t have a two year plan. We have a next week and a next quarter plan. Most of our successful products were built by small teams reacting quickly.” Indeed, awhile ago I asked Android head Andy Rubin what Android would look like in three years. He said there was no way to know; they have a one-year plan for it that they tweak every couple of months.

So, can this be made into a general principle, applicable across lots of industries? With a few challenges, yes. For one thing, this kind of high-speed innovation seems to require a near-addiction to a rapid flow of data that everyone can agree on, with a good feedback loop to test ideas...You also probably need to tolerate a certain level of waste – which people should start calling learning and experimentation.” – Eric Schmidt