Chapter 1: Why These Ideas Work, but Seem Weird
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. -- Thomas Edison
The question is not what you look at, but what you see. -- Henry David Thoreau
I realized that my competition was paper, not computers. -- Jeff Hawkins, describing the key insight that led his team to design the Palm Pilot
I admit it. I call the novel ideas in this book "weird" to get your attention. After all, unexpected, even strange, management practices are more fun and memorable than bland old ideas. But there is another reason these ideas may seem...