Discontinuous improvement

Russ Ackoff has a great talk about Systems Architecture

Published: Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021 Last modified: Friday, May 24, 2024

An architect produces an overall design of the house: https://youtu.be/OqEeIG8aPPk?t=461

1st principal: You don’t modify the house to improve the quality of room unless it benefits the whole house too.

You don’t get the system you want by removing what you don’t want: https://youtu.be/OqEeIG8aPPk?t=529

An improvement program must be directed at what you want, not what you don’t want.

To leap frog your competition, you must not be content with continuous improvement: https://youtu.be/OqEeIG8aPPk?t=599 You require creativity.

Right thing wrong > Wrong thing right

The difference between efficiency and effectiveness is the difference between knowledge and wisdom. And unfortunately we don’t have enough Wisdom to go around.