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Why Technology Matters

Why Technology Matters

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  • 1. Andrew McAfee, MIT amcafee@mit.edu @amcafee andrewmcafee.org
  • 2. What Have Been the Biggest Stories in Human History?
  • 3. Source: Wikipedia
  • 4. Source: Ian Morris, How the West Was Won
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  • 6. The Next Industrial Revolution
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  • 12. Technology’s Role in Competition: Overcoming HiPPOs, Mountains, and Fragments Andrew McAfee, MIT amcafee@mit.edu @amcafee andrewmcafee.org
  • 13. Overcoming HiPPOs: Becoming More Scientific
  • 14. How Most Companies Make Decisions
  • 15. How Science Works
    • “ It doesn’t make a difference how beautiful your guess is, it doesn’t make a difference how smart you are if you made the guess, or what his name is…  If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. That’s all there is to it.”
    • - Richard Feynman, 1964
  • 16. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/1.htm
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  • 18. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/2.htm
  • 19. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/2.htm
  • 20. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/2.htm
  • 21. Overcoming Mountains: Becoming More Orchestrated
  • 22. The Problem of a Large Enterprise
    • “ The mountains are high, and the emperor is far away”
    • - Imperial Chinese proverb
  • 23. Tighter Orchestration through Monitoring
  • 24. Overcoming Isolation: Enabling Self-Organization
  • 25. The Problem, and a Solution “ If only HP knew what HP knows, we would be three times more productive.” - Lew Platt, former CEO of HP “ Only connect!... Live in fragments no longer .” - E. M. Forster
  • 26. Self-Organization in Action
  • 27. Technology and Competition