Learning from real life – presentation by CTO of Amazon.com at Bangalore India
I came across this rather long presentation by Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon.com that he made to Amazon India development centre last month (March 2005). First part of the presentation presents some interesting facts about Amazon’s activities and their products. Good general knowledge. But what I found even mroe interesting is the second part of his presentation, slides 27 onwards. He talks about organisational systems and how we can learn from various real life (read biological) systems. In summary he talks about questioning our assumptions, learning from real life, letting go of control and using techniques taht
allow for autonomous, a-synchronous behaviour. Update: Used www.archive.org to get the presentation.