In his 2009 book Streetlights and Shadows; Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making, Gary Klein discusses the limits of feedback...
On April 7th, over 800 people gathered in a conference hall to hear a joint presentation by Henry Doss and Victor Hwang, addressing issues of innovation. The occasion was the EDA's annual meeting, bringing together hundreds of business people, economic developers, elected officials, and DC luminaries to meet, greet and talk about issues of economic development in the United States. Henry and Victor's plenary session address focused on the science and pragmatics of innovation -- what it is, how do you measure it and, most important, how do you actually engineer innovation into large-scale systems.
"This was one of the more interesting and fun opportunities I've had in some time to talk about innovation," said Doss. "This was a particularly skilled and knowledgeable gathering and that gave me and others an opportunity to not only share ideas, but also to continue informal discussions well beyond the bounds of meeting rooms and conference halls. It was a blast!"
Interested parties can receive a copy of the slides from this presentation by writing directly to RFS from the contact page of this web site and asking for a copy.