bill taylor

bill taylor

met Bill at bif8, where he handed out his book – Practically Radical.

Great read, he writes about:

p. 13 – vuja de

p. 84 – what we know limits what we can imagine – Cynthia Barton Rabe

p. 152 – from the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it. [heavy in tacit and decentralized] – via texas a&m

p. 156 – zappos paying trainees to leave – (imagine if unis were that way – start getting at what matters?)

p. 173 – that’s why big companies spend so much time on focus groups, market research, and statistical models, the endless analysis that encourages decision-making paralysis. effectual reasoning, on the other hand, is based on the logic, – to the extent that we can control the future, we do not need to predict it.  – how to control future – by inventing it. the world of non-stop experimentation, rapid prototyping,…leaps of faith.

p. 227 – [like moocs] – on the netflix prize – announced in 2006 awarded in 2009 – 1 million to anyone who could improve on tech that suggests to people what movie they might like…. the award should serve as a model for other tech companies working on hard problems, argued farhad manjoo, the influential tech columnist of, who calculated that netflix would have had to shell out more than 3 mill for just one year of the top performers time and that assumes of course, that the company could have sussed out who the top performers were going to be.


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