Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

Rushing into a BarCamp (neglecting John Stuart Mills)

Seems like an interesting read, The Social Origins Of Good Ideas by Ronald Burt, found via Stowe Boyd and his quotation of John Stuart Mills: „It is hardly possible to overrate the value … of placing human beings in contact with others dissimilar to themselves, and with modes of thought and action unlike those with […]

Jargon as Organizational Pathology …

Oh well, this is so right on point … Stephen Baker in BusinessWeek on the miseries of jargon (add this to the big list where nih-syndrome, group think, and a bunch of other organizational pathologies reside). Notice also that innovation is hindered by jargon: Why so? Breakthroughs occur at the borders between discliplines and cultures. […]