The Problem With Being a Fast Follower: Tacit Knowledge

Not Everything That Matters Can Be Measured

Tacit Knowledge and Why It’s Important There is a mining CEO in Australia who often says in private conversation something like: When it comes to new ideas, we’re anxious to be second They want to use a fast follower strategy.  And there’s some sense to this approach.  After all, trying to be first is risky. […]

Are eBooks Really Books?

If I am fortunate enough to get promoted again, I’ll face a choice. My position can either be Associate Professor, or Reader. It will still be a while before I have to make that choice, but Reader is a pretty tempting title. Why would an academic be called a Reader? It comes from the days […]

Apple is a Manic Pixie Dream Firm

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl Nancy and I saw Ruby Sparks last night, and really enjoyed it. It’s written by Zoe Kazan, who also stars, and it absolutely skewers the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. Nathan Rabin defined Manic Pixie Dreams Girls (MPDG) in his review of Elizabethtown: The Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists solely […]