September 12th, 2004
In business, it’s important to employ ambidextrous employees — people who have business and technology skills. For they can imagine the future. If you don’t employ multi-talented professionals, you lose out on business oportunities that cannot be imagined by the linear worker.
Yep, how true! It is no longer suffice for an engineer to be just an engineer and MBA to be just an MBA. Over years, I notice innovation is a often a 1+1. Take two old unrelated but established concepts, put them together and bingo, you got innovation! (e.g. Auction House + Internet = EBay!)
ps: Oh yes, it was a pleasant surprise to come across Tom Peters’ blog!! Yes!