The command and control methods used to achieve scalable efficiency for the industrial era don’t work well for a world of constant change where predictability has been lost to the wind, and innovation and imagination are now the coin of the realm.

This quote comes from the kickass speech given by legendary technologist John Seely Brown as the commencement speech at the Illinois Institute of Technology, including a lyrical and funny account of how becoming a bookie helped him to realize he had to match his hardcore quant math skills with equally sophisticated ways for evaluating context and people. Designers will relate to this. Everyone should respond to Seely Brown’s call to action: “embrace change as an adventure.”  (via thoughtyoushouldseethis)