South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, gathered again 30.000 attendees and generated a variety of discussions. It was reported earlier last week already in a blog post in WSJ - interestingly enough- that “serendipity” was the buzzword in this years SXSW. And in fact SXSW is having a reputation to be the event for unexpected
I happened to read Stowe’s blog about Googles new Googleplex, an interesting illustration of their upcoming working environment, where “Google studied, and tried to quantify, everything about how its employees work, about what kind of spaces they wanted, about how much it mattered for certain groups to be near certain other groups, and so forth”. The
Brilliant, now we have another excerpt from the great book “The Power of Pull” by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison, it has been published on Deloitte Review pages. Access, Attract and Achieve are the key AAA+ activities, so if you want to really make an impact as an individual, community or
You can view an excerpt from here. My review of the whole book will be published here soon.
The book “Serendipity Machine” by Sebastian Olma is out and can be downloaded here. My review of it will be published here soon, but here is already a review by Joachim Lohkamp.
Serendipity is fundamentally personal, human and delicate. It can change one’s life either on personal and / or community level. It’s more than anything else a mental attitude, it’s about curiosity, open minded thinking and empathy. So, can it be harnessed – or even managed in institutional contexts. My answer is YES, but it’s a
In this HBR blog Anthony Tjan, CEO, Managing Partner and Founder of the venture capital firm Cue Ball, vice chairman of the advisory firm Parthenon, and co-author of Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck (HBR Press, 2012) is giving advice how to harness serendipity. His research showed “that 25% of the companies studied turned out to be what we call Luck-dominant (only
In this link Jari Kaivo-oja, a well known Finnish foresight researcher and think-tanker, is sharing his thoughts about emerging serendipity management principles. Jari’s findings resonate nicely with my initial idea of serendipity management. The innovation landscape described by Jari in his blog is already evolving. Watch out, the future isn’t what it used to
Chuck Frey contributing in Innovation Weblog; he is referring to Hoffman & Casnocha’s book giving outlines, how to court serendipitous network intelligence. Very useful thoughts and easy to embrace in your everyday life: 1. Keep a few general questions in your back pocket to ask people with whom you meet. 2. Be on the lookout
Manufactured Serendipity: Facilitating Accidental Innovation through a Web Application Julián Limón Núñez | Anthony Lincoln | David Rolnitzky Advised by Prof. Coye Cheshire May 5, 2011 | UC Berkeley School of Information
This is an academic paper (about 45 pages). Illustrates well enough the challenges we face, when trying to “manufacture serendipity” in large organizations. Very good real-life comments from interviews, good diversity of interviewed business areas. Technical guidelines shown – of course the serendipity engine is highly confidential – maybe useful for those interested in application