The modern business management training - not science. There is no theory that can be applied using a scientific approach - this is still the area of the discharge mysteries. Blockquote> So, curious to see to it, as the scientific method helped change some aspects of our world. However, management in the technology business is still largely based on confidentiality and maintaining power, and it means that we do not know a lot about how to run a business. This is - an unscientific approach to management. Yes, there is some knowledge that is trying to convey, but what is taught in business schools, is hopelessly out of date - is like an artisan learning to use the tool, without explaining how to do a good thing or another useful tool. In teaching business management there is a gap, as it is not a science, because there is no theory that can be applied using a scientific approach - this is still the area of the discharge mysteries. Some are surprised that we do not use a scientific approach to a better understanding of why companies come to success or fail - that's a gap that researchers are trying to fill today.
I think the key point, or perhaps one of the key points here is asymmetric information and knowledge sharing. Do not you think that we are entering an era of revival of business with partially open sources of information, when the asymmetry is needed to create ecosystems and, if possible, of dominance over them? B>
Yes, it's interesting. I think that in fact this is what lies at the heart of business theory Google. I believe that Google is trying to use a more scientific approach - of course, not yet within the spread of information stored inside - in fact they share quite a small part of their knowledge, but try to approach systematically to carry out their operations, namely, to develop ideas to the development of products to receive data ... maybe to the determination of their future actions. This development process is an attempt to use a scientific approach. And it is much better than what happened before or happens so far in any other place where a decision on further action is reduced, say, to the skills and vision of individuals, their instincts. There are some data which influence the decisions of individuals, but in a big corporation is, in fact, a normal distribution of resources, which is still mainly directed downwards.
At Google, which probably tried to allow information to climb from the bottom up to allow all to a greater degree of influence on decision-making. The result was that now they create a lot of products that run as sources for data collection, and then collect information and then ... either stop working, or continue to develop the project. Such a process is run many products and their "experimental" use is a real thorough scientific process. We can observe its elements. Perhaps in Google is going to change the process. Perhaps, this approach did not work as they had hoped - we can not know for sure. Nevertheless, there is a problem in the market for a more scientific approach. Although there is still an element of personal taste, subjective vision of how management should look like - not everyone can be transferred using the data.
So the experiment continues, we will see how Google will continue to work with him. Since this process in some way, is mutual learning, it still has not worked out properly. I think that the experimental study of Asymco is this: I want to see if we can get from a small group of companies sharing enough information. Emphasis will be given to companies I have in the IT sector. We also want to know if we can get them enough information to generate discussion on this topic, and then learn from them sufficiently to improve the way business of other companies - that's what is my experiment.
Yes, I understand, but I think that in fact we can not expect from such companies frank about the secrets of their management processes and other scientific mysteries. But I'm sure we've seen something similar to the concept of asymmetry, when, for example, Apple iTunes and economy have created App Store, providing the market relatively inexpensive or even free tool for creating and disseminating development of others. This is slightly different from what is happening, for example, in the company of Tesla, which opens access to its patents, although some analysts still regard this step as an act of charity, and do not see here asymmetry. B>
Of course, I did not expect from a company that they will take, and will tell exactly how they make their money. This analysts need to take the initiative in their own hands and monitor such experiments, to publish their observations. You see, analysts are watching companies, but leave all the observations with you to share them only with their clients. This is the business model of business analysis. The idea is this: if I made a forecast of the company, then I will not share them, I'm selling it. The problem is that such an analytical picture is not tested by the public, the reaction was verified by fellow experts and so on, even a third party, not the company itself, as an independent entity, conducting analysis, no shares her methods, assumptions, no one explains how undertook certain conclusions.
So, if you are treated to the business, as a phenomenon, which is being watched, I hasten to disappoint you - modern analysts cherish information and observations, as a very important secrets. It's as if Galileo observed the planets, and the results of their observations only sell to someone who offered the highest price. Then his discoveries would know only five people, knowledge would not spread, and we would not know about his studies. The same applies to all of Newton and his followers. Business analysis to date insufficiently open. I hope to change the analyst's work - and it must be changed! - From the person who collects or keeps them to himself, the analyst must be those who actively shares information and seeks to obtain feedback on this information. Here's what should happen.
To some extent this has already been done by scientists, but scientists still expect to gain access to internal data and achieve friendly relations companies to themselves. My approach is to use only those sources that are in the public domain and try to provoke discussion, a broad discussion. We can talk a long time about the difficulties faced by scientists and researchers of business - let's focus on what we call it a hybrid approach: half scientific, half business.
I think that the chances of success are limited Tesla. In the process of production Tesla has not made any innovative solutions - they are exactly replicate what they do all around. Blockquote> We mentioned iTunes and company Apple - in its behavior is an element of innovation. Tesla also makes its contribution to innovation, not much caring about preserving the intellectual property, but this is an experiment. iTunes proved successful project, see whether the success of the company accompanied by Tesla: I think her chances of "take off" is limited. For Tesla issue of intellectual property is of little interest, as in the automotive industry, it is not very much appreciated. Those few knowledge that have been obtained automobile companies, kept secret or patented, patent-trade is rare in this industry does not create patent pools and spent not a lot of litigation. Yes, it was - but only over a hundred years ago, not now, as the industry has finally formed.
The most important innovation in the automotive industry, which turned it into what we have now dealt with the manufacturing process, mass production and production on a large scale. The founders of innovative changes in these areas were Henry Ford and then General Motors, which developed methods customization or annual changes of the production process, allowing to change the model. Later, Toyota has developed a system of "just in time": we can say that the industry has gone through three phases of innovation.
The company Tesla has not brought in any process of innovation. At least in respect of production, they are exactly replicate what they do all around. So their innovative solutions in matters of transmission systems design technologies charging electric batteries are technical innovations, but ... I'm not sure that anyone else in the industry is interested in these particular solutions, so that a broad discussion of patents in this area can not be.
Why is this happening?