Same Same but different

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Two great writers – Set Godin and Lawrence Lessig.

Two great Ideas about society and business.

This is Lessig’s  idea, in a nut-shell (from “free culture“)

“1. Creativity and innovation always build on the past.
2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it. 
3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past. 
4. Ours is less and less a free society. “

This is from Godin’s post, today:

“And almost without exception, organizations are run by people who want to protect the old business, not develop the new one.”

So much alike. So much different.

Two accompanying thoughts:

  1. Peter Drucker wrote that you can never know how a product that was created in one field could be used in another field. The same is true regarding ideas.
  2. There are some concepts which are universally true. Not always. Not forever. But in a given time or period, one idea will always be true no matter where and no matter what field. The problem is coming up with these super-ideas.

Elad

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3 Responses to “Same Same but different”

  1. Free is the new black? Maybe, but it is definitely coming. And not necessarily with advertisements « The Comparative Advantage Says:

    […] is changed by Amazon itself or by other competitors who will enable this option. A few months ago I wrote about two manifestations of the same idea as articulated by two writers – Set Godin and Lawrence […]

  2. The resistance to free is futile « The Comparative Advantage Says:

    […] because it works for certain industries and it does not for others. One thing we can’t do. We can’t allow the past to control our future. Fighting free, where it is relevant, will not work. Resistance is […]

  3. The winds of change « The Secular Bible Blog Says:

    […] Seth Godin wrote a while back: “And almost without exception, organizations are run by people who want to protect the old business, not develop the new one”. Larry Lessig has repeated this lesson many times: “1. Creativity and innovation always build on the past. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.  3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.  4. Ours is less and less a free society“ (See more on this issue here). […]


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