Four For Friday (9)

This occasional series of good readings from around the web covers the themes of strategy, technology, investment and regulation. This week's picks focus on innovation and investment. How do Innovators think? - from a  conversation between Professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Hal Gregersen of Insead, and Harvard Business Review. Paul Kedrosky writes … Continue reading Four For Friday (9)

Four For Friday (7)

This occasional series of good readings from around the web appears when the week’s readings have been thought-provoking. The themes are strategy, technology, investment and regulation, but sometimes they just cannot be separated. Adrian Chan (@gravity7) shared this article from 2006: differentiating risk aversion from betrayal aversion using game theory. Sustainable Innovation is tricky. Always … Continue reading Four For Friday (7)

“I’m just a dumb pipe”: Two strategy lessons from the PirateBay saga

Years ago, when I was a Research Fellow in MIT, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sued MIT asking to identify the student who used MIT's network to upload copies of copyrighted music. Of course, while this was going on outside our freezing office - for some reason, MIT's air-conditioning was regulated centrally from … Continue reading “I’m just a dumb pipe”: Two strategy lessons from the PirateBay saga

Beyond privilege: managing information asymmetries

The nature of societal and business transactions, indeed any human interaction, is that there will always be information asymmetry. In simple terms, an information asymmetry is a situation where one party has more, better, or more relevant information than the other and therefore has an advantage in a negotiation or a transaction. Information asymmetries are … Continue reading Beyond privilege: managing information asymmetries