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  1. 1. Andrew McAfee, MIT amcafee@mit.edu @amcafee andrewmcafee.org
  2. 2. What Have Been the Biggest Stories in Human History?
  3. 3. Source: Wikipedia
  4. 4. Source: Ian Morris, How the West Was Won
  5. 6. The Next Industrial Revolution
  6. 12. Technology’s Role in Competition: Overcoming HiPPOs, Mountains, and Fragments Andrew McAfee, MIT amcafee@mit.edu @amcafee andrewmcafee.org
  7. 13. Overcoming HiPPOs: Becoming More Scientific
  8. 14. How Most Companies Make Decisions
  9. 15. How Science Works <ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Richard Feynman, 1964 </li></ul>
  10. 16. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/1.htm
  11. 18. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/2.htm
  12. 19. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/2.htm
  13. 20. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/12/1222_affinnova/2.htm
  14. 21. Overcoming Mountains: Becoming More Orchestrated
  15. 22. The Problem of a Large Enterprise <ul><li>“ The mountains are high, and the emperor is far away” </li></ul><ul><li>- Imperial Chinese proverb </li></ul>
  16. 23. Tighter Orchestration through Monitoring
  17. 24. Overcoming Isolation: Enabling Self-Organization
  18. 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
  19. 26. Self-Organization in Action
  20. 27. Technology and Competition

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