“The operative assumption today is that someone, somewhere, has a better idea; and the operative compulsion is to find out who has that better idea, learn it, and put it into action – fast.”
Jack Welch (again).
The message in today’s blog is that OSS has so much scope to learn better ideas from other people, other industries, other processes, etc. The “not invented here” syndrome has no place in our industry despite the fact that there are many brilliant innovations from within (naturally).
But of course I’m going to say that. Regular readers will have already noticed my penchant for drawing parallels from unrelated fields as a means of sparking ideas in the OSS space.
What left-field arenas or personalities have you found to be a great source of different ideas and actions?Read the Passionate About OSS blog for more.