A TRIP THROUGH TIME, SPACE AND MIND
CEO OF BLUE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (BMI)
Image by Nasa Ames Research Center
I want to share with the reader some thoughts that came to my mind during the brief time I spent at the Singularity University, hosted at the legendary NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Although I was already up to date with the themes and trends presented at the program, I am still pondering the extension, range and dilemmas posed by the several topics shared here.
A catalyzing combination of abundant intellectual capital, almost infinite financial resources, a technology spiral, an entrepreneurial ecosystem, a propitious business environment and digital behemoths has already turned this region, through its digital revolutions, into a worldwide seismic epicenter.
There is an increasingly unfathomable distance between the agenda developed in this small but mighty, intellectual and entrepreneurial community —which, by the way, also integrates a few other digital centers around the world — and the reality experienced by billions of people in their daily lives, oblivious to movements driven by a few individuals.
The operating model used by large global companies, which is focused on process stability, protection of acquired positions and a quest for centralization in the value chain, is ever more losing effectiveness. The speed and chaos required by collaborative experimentation cannot happen in such a business environment. As a result, innovation is developed beyond the boundaries known to the big companies.
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