Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Medici Effect

The future lies with those individuals who can see connections across a myriad of professions and intellectual pursuits ((From Frans Johansson - When you step into an intersection of fields, disciplines, or cultures, you can combine existing concepts into a large number of extraordinary new ideas. The name I have given this phenomenon, the Medici Effect, comes from a remarkable burst of creativity in fifteenth-century Italy.)) 

The mind that can see that a phone and entertainment device can be intertwined into something like, say, an iPhone. Or, an intellect that recognizes how secondary and tertiary networks are often more valuable than first-order relationships, thus creating something like LinkedIn. Or the strategist who understands that crowdsourced, horizontally structured non-state actors pose a greater threat to our security than Nation states.

Read more from Lt. Benjamin Kohlmann over at SMALL WARS JOURNAL.

1 comment:

Bryan Lopez said...

Great example of how innovation and disruptive thinking can revolutionize the status quo.