Here's an interesting article from Wharton with Michale Porter, the strategy guru. (reg req)
Mr. Porter makes an excellent point with, "...it is important for everyone in the organization to understand the strategy and align everything they do with that strategy every day." Too bad most employees don't have a clue to what strategy is or how it relates to their daily work activities.
In a new book,"Peripheral Vision: Detecting the Weak Signals That Will Make or Break Your Company ", author George Day and co-author Paul Schoemaker make the case for open minded management. Mr.
Open source, like the blogosphere, is a grassroots (bottom up) movement. Try not to let the grassroots lull you into believing that it is about one or two people with an idea or cause. Today's grassroots ideas on the net become viral in days, scaling in volunteers (Seth, will you help us) to what would make any organization or marketeer cry for mercy or celebrate in the streets. But, that's not happening in most business organizations. Too bad.