Archive for the ‘Psychology’ Category

Avoid Innovation (The Word) — Use Better Words Instead

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Scott Berkun brilliantly notes that the word “innovation” has lost it’s meaning. Stop saying innovation – here’s why Use better words instead. Often people mean one of 1) we want new ideas 2) we want better ideas, 3) we want big changes 4) we need to place big bets on new ideas. Great. Any of […]

50 Reasons Why It Won’t Work

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

I ran into this that we use internally in Capgemini to help people open up for new ideas. Out of curiosity: Which one of these did you hear yesterday? Post a comment, and I’ll make an updated version of the ones you hear the most. We tried that before Our systems are different It costs […]

My First Rant Discussion — Ever

Thursday, December 13th, 2007 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

How do you manage to help discussions being constructive and treating people with mutual respect? I just had this strange experience. You pay $34.95 for a text editor, and suddenly you’re allowed to yell and swear aththe developers. WHAT? I’m an eager follower on the E-texteditor forum as it is a good place to follow […]