Like the Berlin Wall, intellectual and technological Walls are barriers to innovation.
These Walls are the status quo that lies between us and a better future.
The Walls are the people who don’t want change to happen. They’re the technical debts that slow down the process. They’re the worldview that’s against novelty. They’re the tech and scientific challenges that impede progress. They’re the lack of imagination that prevents you from seeing opportunities. They’re the anxiety that stops you from working on what matter. They’re the biases that make us think wrong.
Never underestimate or downplay the value of company culture: its stake in employee attitude – informing client relations, sustainability, and your overall success or failure in coherent storytelling to the world.
Communicate Company Culture Deliberately, Clearly, Consistently
“[C]ulture guides discretionary behavior and it picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Culture tells us how to respond to an unprecedented service request. It tells us whether to risk telling our bosses about our new ideas, and whether to surface or hide problems. Employees make hundreds of decisions on their own every day, and culture is our guide. Culture tells us what to do when the CEO isn’t in the room, which is of course most of the time.”
A break from the norm: Some insights into my work at Alcimed. I wrote this to assess the potential use and risk of the blockchain and smart contracts in healthcare.
What is the blockchain technology?
Birthed as the technology behind Bitcoin’s online payment system, a blockchain is a distributed ledger that holds an ever-expanding “chain” of data. It digitally connects users, uniquely allowing peers to transact in an online currency, or cryptocurrency. It enables hundreds of thousands of everyday transactions without the usual administrative, financial, and security barriers of processing so much data. As “blocks” of data are distributed among all its users, more data is irreversibly added and time-stamped with each transaction. The blockchain brings a new dimension to transparency, validation, and data storage.