Sunday, 26 January 2014

Own Poster: Joy's Law

Further to my blog about the Keep Calm and Carry On posters, I have done a couple of my own.

This poster is Joy's Law: "No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else” - usually trimmed to 'the smartest people work for someone else' - attributed to Sun Microsystems co-founder, Bill Joy in 1983. What he meant by this is that innovation and "macro level knowledge is unevenly distributed in society, and that centralized models for economic planning and coordination are prone to failure due to an inability to aggregate this distributed knowledge" (Lakhani & Panetta, 2007, p. 2). In other words, trying to fight broadly spread knowledge and innovation is dumb. Embrace networking.

I have trimmed Joy's Law even further to make it fit my poster: 



  • Reference: Lakhani, Karim and Panetta, Jill A. (2007). The Principles of Distributed Innovation in Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization. The Berkman Center for Internet and Society Research Paper No. 2007-7, October (Summer) 2007, Volume 2, issue 3 (pp. 1-17)
 Sam

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