How Would You Build IT From Scratch?
What's holding back big companies? You're not willing to burn the boats. The CIO mindset needs to change dramatically if enterprise IT is to remain relevant.
The classic paradox of business is that once you grow, you lose your edge. Where once was disruption, now there's predictability. Steve Blank, father of the Lean Startup movement, says that a startup is an organization designed to search for a sustainable, repeatable business model. It follows, then, that an established company is an organization designed to perpetuate an existing business model.
Perpetuating business models is what got Kodak in trouble when it missed the digital camera market (indeed, after mobile phones, the most prolific camera on Flickr is a Canon, by a company that made the jump to digital scanners and printers). Read full story on InformationWeek
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