There are many books about startups and lean thinking from USA. They have one big problem in common. These books does not match with situation and environment in Europe. Buying those books and trying to apply them in Europe is in many cases waste of time.
I’ve been searching for books based on European context. I have found only few European authors.
Recently I discovered very intriguing book with the title Silicon Germany written by Christoph Keese. Christoph is investigating reasons why products from German or other European companies are simply bellow average and why they struggle so much to catch with latest products from California.
If you want get better understanding why Europe has so many problems with innovations then I recommend this book to you.
I’m glad that I had opportunity to join Startup Camp in Trhový Štěpánov as mentor. Together with startup teams we were discussing and preparing new sites for their products. People were learning how to use Git, how to program in Python and how to create sites in Django. At the end of the day they were able to create prototype or deploy it to Heroku cloud.
Zaviesť zmenu do organizácie nie je vonkoncom jednoduchá záležitosť. Naivný prístup, že manažment povie: “Budiž zmena.”, príliš nefunguje. Podstatným blokujúcim faktorom zavedenia zmeny je strach. Ľudia sa obávajú o svoje pracovné miesta, nechcú meniť rokmi zabehnuté postupy.
Kde zohnať aspoň základné informácie o tom, ako je možné úspešne zaviesť zmenu do organizácie?