Michael Schrage is co-director of the MIT Media Lab's E-Markets Initiative and a senior adviser to MIT╣s Security Studies Program. He advises organizations on the economics of innovation through rapid experimentation, simulation and digital design.
Blog PostSelf-Improvement Myths?
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 24 November 2010
BookSerious Play (2000) by MichaeláSchrage
How the World's Best Companies Simulate To Innovate
Shared Minds by MichaeláSchrage
Article in Marketing Computers magazine
QuotationKnowledge Management is a bullshit issue by MichaeláSchrage
On knowledge and power by MichaeláSchrage
On serious play by MichaeláSchrage
Quotations from Michael Schrage:
I think "knowledge management" is a bullshit issue.
Let me tell you why. I can give you perfect information, I can give you perfect knowledge and it won't change your behavior one iota.
People choose not to change their behavior because the culture and the imperatives of the organization make it too difficult to act upon the knowledge.
Knowledge is not the power. Power is power. The ability to act on knowledge is power.
Most people in most organizations do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess.
End of story.
The ability to act on knowledge is power. Most people in most organizations do not have the ability to act on the knowledge they possess.
You can't be a serious innovator unless and until you are ready, willing, and able to seriously play. 'Serious Play' is not an oxymoron; it is the essence of innovation.
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