Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pig's Ears

I have a new post up at the ChicagoBoyz on the inability of our education system to sort the wheat from the chaff.

One of the more knowledgeable commenters or contributors over there is probably going to poke me in the eye with a sharp stick for saying something stupid, but I'd like to flatter myself that the models I construct to try to make sense of the world have some merit.

1 comment:

CW said...

Hi John:

I have noticed that most large systems do not want, and will not tolerate, intelligence deviation very far from the mean (on the high side), because it is seen as a threat which will potentially upset the status quo.

Only "outside the system", e.g. entrepreneurs, small businesses, maybe sometimes academia, is it possible to innovate (Most of the time - I guess there are always rare exceptions.)

My question is whether this is a change. Have very large organizations always been intolerant of innovation?

Of course my perspective is limited - there may be some fields where the situation is not so bleak. I sure would like to identify them, and go there.