Cars, Cultures, disruptions – The M-Shaped Strategy Weekly for 12/4/2015
Apple is in the process of building a new campus. Appropriately, the building will, after occupancy, get measured by the impact it has on Apple's people and businesses. In its previous facility iterations Apple has learned a few things about how to think about workplace design. There are some excellent insights from their design process in this article outlining five lessons learned in their past workplace design projects.
While we are on the subject of Apple, its new iPad with its touch feature has people reconsidering how the tools we use affect our creative performance. How you record ideas may impact your creativity.
This series in the Wall Street Journal on Demographic Destiny and the way the world will look in 2050 is very interesting.
There was a lot of chatter about "disruptive innovation" as a result of Clayton Christensen's reclaiming that term in his article in the Harvard Business Review. Many of the responses asked, as this one did, "What is disruptive innovation disrupting." This one, however, has a very interesting take on the charms of technology and the current state of our infrastructure.
The redefinition of the auto industry continues to be discussed and debated. Here's a good viewpoint on Apple's moves.
And the Wall Street Journal is looking warily forward to a time when we'll no longer own cars.
Perhaps this is the reason why the car companies are opening studios out west again. There is the threat, however, that these may become "innovation theater" and fail to strategically benefit the company.
Distraction may be what took you here. And here, then, is another one, from an author Driven to Distraction.
Culture seemed to be on everybody's mind over the past week. Here is an excellent article on how Facebook scales its culture.