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