Three articles caught my attention:
The second road of thought: how design offers strategy a new tool kit (page 46)
In this essay Tony Golsby-Smith goes back to Aristotle, and argues that design — the road by which humans determine alternative futures – is in fact the modern version of Aristotle’s Rhetoric, an ‘art of thinking’ that has been suppressed for centuries by the Western world’s addiction to logic.
Informing our intuition: design research for radical innovation (page 52)
Jane Fulton Suri of IDEO continues Golsby-Smith’s thinking on design and argues that radical innovation requires both evidence and intuition: evidence to become informed, and intuition to inspire us in imagining and creating new possibilities.
Strategic ecology: what management can learn from ecology (page 58)
The managerial relevance of ecology becomes clear when ecological arguments are interpreted with a ‘strategy lens.’ This is the argument put forth by Joel Baum, Stanislav Dobrev and Arjen van Witteloostuijn in their book Advances in Strategic Management, which is excerpted here.
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