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Tim Woods
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Lives in Southampton, United Kingdom
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Good to Great remains one of the best studies of business success. It's an antidote to the obsessive need for innovation in today's environment. So here's a refresher on the key points.
Good to Great might be the most celebrated business book of the twenty-first century - perhaps even of all time. The catchy title and idea of greatness certainly helps; but the five year analytical study behind the findings is perhaps what provides its enduring appeal. It feels like a roadmap for greatness has been discovered and laid down for everybody to see. It’s not without criticism - which I've looked at separately here - but for this post,...
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Hearing Friedkin talk about anything, is an experience. Brilliant.

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Brilliant documentary.

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Put yourself in the shoes of a leader running a collaborative ideation campaign. Or as an executive managing an employee innovation program. Inevitably, you will find yourself saying 'no' to the
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This @NewYorker profile of Peter Thiel is really worth reading.

While I think he's wrong about the importance of the internet as an innovation, I think that's really just a semantic difference. While I think that the internet is world-changing technology (far more important than the flying cars of his disparaging quote "“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters”) I too think of most of the consumer internet as trivial, and most tech entrepreneurs not reaching high enough.

I also don't share his libertarian ideals, but I do think society needs a major makeover.

But regardless, he's a mind worth engaging with, and this is a great profile. It is far-reaching, and has many worthwhile insights.

I'd love to debate my idea of "government as a platform" with him - the notion that the best way to shrink the size of government is to introduce the idea that government should provide fewer citizen-facing services, but should instead consciously provide infrastructure only, with APIs and standards that let the private sector deliver citizen facing services. (This is what happened with weather data, for example, and non-military use of GPS, and even public transit and GTFS; it could happen with future smart city initiatives, with health care, with financial services regulation, and many other areas.) I suspect the debate would sharpen my ideas.
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Geez.. it's either really easy pretending to be Bono... or that was fantastic.

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Creating a culture that has a thirst for and thrives on innovation is the holy grail of business today. But it’s not as tangible, nor as easy, as creating processes, borrowing best practices, and funding innovation initiatives. Managers across the globe sit and weep in their offices, because this problem … is all about ... people. The one darn thing their MBA didn't teach them about.Google is perhaps one of the best examples of an innovation-driv...
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Ha! Love it. Great work guys.

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Wow, this is a fine documentary.

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Saw Lucy last night. Brilliant, totally bonkers sci-fi turned up to 11.
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  • HYPE Innovation
    VP of Marketing, 2011 - present
  • IBM
    Developer, 1998 - 2001
  • Imaginatik
    Head of Development, 2001 - 2011
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