December 13, 2004

News & Opinion: Re-Imagine Summit - Saturday Morning Session

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:01 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This is how he started this morning:

26 min - Time Between New Chinese Factories being built

43 hours - Time Between New Chinese Research and Developements Labs

168/18,5000/51,000 - Miles of interstate quality highway in China in 1992/2004/2005 (next year they will have more interstate

02.12.01 - Human Genome becomes available on the internet

2 min, 38 sec - time between deaths caused by hospitals

Consider your motivations -> Welch wanted Honeywell because United Technologies wanted them too. It was about history.

Incrementalism is the worst enemy of innovation

"Beware of the tyranny of making small changes to small things. Rather, make big changes to big things" - Roger Enrico, former chairman, Pepsico [there was a lot of discussion around this point; how do you know what a big change is.]

Surround your self with crazy people. Also surround yourself crazy suppliers.

Man who not smile should not open shop - (possible) Chinese proverb

R.POV.8 - Remarkable Point of View in 8 words or less

Everything You Need to Know about "Strategy"

Andrew Lambert's Nelson: Britannia's God of War

Tom is not a big fan of Built to Last. This is well-known. He says these companies are the waterline - Walgrens, Pitney-Bowes, Kroger. Who are the company that are setting the agenda? They do it for awhile and keep their competitors awake. It's Ford 90 years ago. It's Sears 40 years ago. It's The Gap 5 years ago. Now, it's Wal-Mart, Dell, and Apple.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.