Strategies From our talks with innovation management practitioners and business executives it seems that not many organizations have a well-defined and integrated innovation strategy. To find out more about how to go about creating and executing such a strategy, we spoke to Wouter Koetzier and Christopher Schorling at Acceture who encourage a very pragmatic and execution-oriented approach. When an organization realizes that they need an innovation strategy, what are the five key things they need to consider very carefully when starting to develop it? The innovation strategy defines the role of innovation and sets the direction for innovation execution.
Michael is the author of Staying Married in a Degenerate Age. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook. You can read more of his writing at Honor and Daring. When we think of the Dark Ages, we automatically think of the period after the collapse of the Roman Empire when the West was thrown into chaos.
It took several centuries, but Europe was able to rebuild. The result was the civilization of the Middle Ages. The prevailing narrative that most of us learned in school is that the civilization of the Middle Ages was hopelessly backward.
The only way that European civilization was able to emerge from the darkness of medieval superstition was through the Enlightenment with its principles of rationalism, egalitarianism, and democracy. He found that almost all civilizations had a concept of cyclical development.
Each human cycle is divided into four periods that move from a stage of high spiritual development to degradation: This is because modern civilization has discarded the traditional wisdom that guided prior civilizations.
The order of a traditional society is hierarchical consisting of priests, warriors, and workers. Everyone within such a society knows their place, and there is very little movement between classes.
These societies are also monarchical and patriarchal. Most moderns bristle at the thought of being born into a certain class.
Modern civilization is built upon the concept of self-determination.
But the promise of self-determination comes at a price. The Relentless Pursuit of Wealth Quo vadis? Unlike a traditional culture, we do not have a hereditary aristocracy. The chance at high incomes is there for the corporate officers, but the other employees find themselves working harder and harder in the hopes they will be chosen to become part of the inner circle.
Technology Over Science A logical consequence of the pursuit of wealth is that science has been brought into the service of corporations. The result is that the emphasis is not on the gathering of knowledge, but on the production of technology in the form of gadgets that can be sold to consumers.
These gadgets keep us from recognizing that innovation appears to be slowing down. Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, writes: While democracy has produced some leaders of the caliber of Winston Churchill, the norm for Western leaders does seem be mediocrity.
As society continues to decline, so does the quality of our leaders. The Disintegration of the Family Charming While the Enlightenment started by overturning traditional forms of government, in our day we see the destruction of the primary building block of a traditional society—the family.
This makes sense, because from a revolutionary Enlightenment perspective, the family is just one more oppressive traditional institution that needs to be transcended.
The decline of the family has come about from many factors including feminism, easy divorce, and economic necessity.
One result is that is that all the countries of the West are now experiencing birthrates that are below replacement levels. Another result of the decline of the family is that the number of births out of wedlock has skyrocketed.
For women under the age 30, at least half of births are now out of wedlock. As bad as that is, the number for some communities is staggering. In his book, Introduction to the Study of Hindu Doctrines, he suggests that one of three possibilities will occur: Barbarism If the Western society refuses to restore a traditional civilization, it might gradually fall into a primitive state.
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But today, with the rise of the Islamic State and the increasingly large Muslim population in Europe, an Islamic subjugation of the West has become conceivable. He overlooked many of the good things that have been brought about by the Enlightenment.
But considering that he wrote these books in the s, he was remarkably prescient in his diagnosis of the ills that beset modern civilization. Only time will tell if his predictions will prove to be accurate.Hi Derek.
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