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Friday, September 11, 2009


While surfing the net, I have found this exciting though belated article, entitled 'Innovation in a Time of Accelerating Change', by Steven Borsch, in the minnov8 (minnesota innovation in internet & web technology) weblog.

In the first part, the author gives a relatively broad brush about the accelerating rate of change by drawing interesting insights from three books:

- 'The World is Flat', by Thomas Friedman;

“... any linear, serial process can be outsourced, even if that process is at the PhD level in mathematics...

... The further we push out the boundaries of knowledge and innovation, the more the next great value breakthroughs — that is, the next new hot-selling products and services — will come from putting together disparate things that you would not think of as going together.”

- 'A Whole New Mind', by Daniel Pink;

"... Dealing with this onrush of information requires people who are suited to see changes in parallel and make associations (i.e., connect the dots)...

... a new world in which “right brain” qualities — inventiveness, empathy, meaning — predominate...

... examples of parallel and associative leaps made by many people who’ve created value out of seemingly disparate pieces that, when combined, deliver much higher value in an innovative way."

- 'The Singularity is Near', by Ray Kurzweil;

"... defines the Singularity, achieved in 2045, as a point in the future when technological advances begin to happen so rapidly that normal humans cannot keep pace, and are “cut out of the loop...”

The accompany graph, 'Exponential Growth of Computing' is fascinating.

The ending part is great as it offers some useful approaches about how to stay on top of all the accelerating rate of change within your area of interest or industry.

Read it carefully. Here's the link to the original article.

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