Jun 30, 2018
Topics in this episode include:
Attempts to copy examples of success from Japanese companies
The need to learn, first, why something works, before copying examples
Copying examples is alive and well in the 21st century
If systems are different, to copy is to invite disaster
Copying is about catching up, not surpassing
“Theory is a window into the world”
“Theory leads to prediction”
The benefit of asking "Where did this theory come from?"
The benefit of asking "What other theories might we try?"