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174 in Share 84 We have been confronted again and again with the message that Manufacturing must evolve to Mind-facturing or Talent-facturing. But according this criteria, where is the future of manufacturing headed? What is the new-growth factory for a company? In this article I intend to indicate the manufacturing’s evolution through Innovation, the real Innovation in Manufacturing.
*Alistair A.R. Cockburn* (from Cutter IT Journal, 2001) In the early 1990’s, Alistair Cockburn was hired by the IBM Consulting Group to construct and document a methodology for object-oriented development.
When you think about Detroit, you don’t often think first about the technology industry; you think about automobiles. But the reality is that nowadays, the two industries are more intertwined than ever. Indeed, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that, as Marc Andreessen likes to say , “software is eating the world” and becoming more central to the future of many traditionally non-techie companies. Ford Motors is no exception to this trend. Ford’s CTO Paul Mascarenas was in San Francisco recently, so we were pleased that he took some time to swing by TechCrunch’s offices and talk a bit more about what’s happening on the tech side at Ford and what his job is like on a day-to-day basis.
Celebrated creators have always known the power of the synthesizing mind.
<img alt="Photo: Brock Davis" src="/business/wp-content/gallery/20-05/ff_spotfuture_f.jpg" title="Feature" width="660"/> Photo: Brock Davis Thirty years ago, when John Naisbitt was writing Megatrends , his prescient vision of America’s future, he used a simple yet powerful tool to spot new ideas that were bubbling in the zeitgeist: the newspaper. He didn’t just read it, though. He took out a ruler and measured it.
To keep from tripping over one another, different parts of your brain run at different speeds. Flickr/andrew_bisset We often like to think of our brains as a single device, the unitary executive governing the republic of our limbs and thoughts.
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http://www.rubinghscience.org/memetics/dawkinsmemes.html Dec. 1999 Chapter 11 from Richard Dawkins, ``The Selfish Gene'' [ First published 1976; 1989 edition: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-286092-5 (paperback) ],