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287/365 Creative imitation

In the early thirties IBM built a high-speed calculating machine to do calculations for the astronomers at New York’s Columbia University. A few years later it built a machine that was already designed as a computer—again, to do astronomical calculations, this time at Harvard. And by the end of World[…]

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286/365 Psychological despotism

Psychological despotism, whether enlightened or not, is gross misuse of psychology. The main purpose of psychology is to acquire insight into, and mastery of, oneself. Not for nothing were what we now call the behavioral sciences originally called the moral sciences and “Know thyself” their main precept. To use psychology[…]

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285/365 Creative destruction

Entrepreneurship rests on a theory of economy and society. The theory sees change as normal and indeed as healthy. And it sees the major task in society – and especially in the economy – as doing something different rather than doing better what is already being done. That is basically[…]

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284/365 Searching for change

This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. From “Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles” by Peter F. Drucker (Note: photo originally taken in 2015 #365projectcheat :))

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366/366 A small confession about finish lines

When I pass the finish line in a long-distance race, most of the time the first feeling is that of relief that it’s over. After the first few moments, the next thought is “well, it wasn’t that difficult”. Finally, it comes down to “when’s the next race?!” Luckily, for this[…]

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