Man of String
Man Of String is where I write about Innovation, Creativity and other fancies. At the moment I am very interested in business ecosystems. I believe that companies need to stop focusing inwards at their own operations and instead turn their attention outwards towards their customers, business partners and even their communities. Doing business as ecosystems rather than as standalone companies will allow us to be more innovative and more responsive to the needs of our customers, each other and the wider whole.
Some time ago I formed the theory that Invasive Species in nature work in exactly the same way as disruptive innovators in the business world, and I developed that theory over 10 or more of these posts. I still have a great deal of affection for this idea after nearly a decade, and suspect that I will revisit it sooner or later and possibly develop it further
Lastly I post other more personal meanderings, which range from completely uneducated guesses about the beginning of the universe to memories which seem somehow important to my overall worldview. I expect a series of these, titled “On…” to develop over time.
Please enjoy. Comments are welcomed. All of these posts are my own expressions, thoughts and memories and represent myself only (ignoring for a moment the impossibility of my existence and experiences without everyone else’s).
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When you hear that prime numbers are randomly situated through the universe of numbers, you might reasonably assume that they can be found more or less anywhere in that universe. But that’s not entirely true. There are actually places where they can and cannot be. Believe it or not, prime numbers stay in their lanes. They follow the rules.
One of the things we’re all learning to say nowadays is that “we’re putting the customer at the center of our company”. The idea is that where previously we focused on operational excellence we’re now focused on the customer. But it makes two big assumptions: The first is that we get to decide where customers should be, not them. The second is that our centers are the most important and desirable places to be. I’m not so sure.