IDEO CEO Tim Brown: T-Shaped Stars: The Backbone of IDEO’s Collaborative Culture
o walk into a modern western supermarket is to be assailed by aisle upon aisle of salty, oily snacks and sugary cereals, of “bread” that has been neither proved nor fermented, of cheap, sweetened drinks and meat from animals kept in inhumane conditions.
A country where impoverished citizens rely on crowdfunding to finance medical operations isn’t a country that can protect the health of its citizens. A country that can’t ensure the daily operation of Penn Station isn’t a country that can prevent transportation gridlock. A country that contracts out the operations of prisons to the lowest private bidder isn’t a country that can rehabilitate its criminals.
As the pace of technological change continues to accelerate, the ability to drive change, take on tough new jobs, understand influence, and see the big picture will only get more valuable