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Nicholas G. Carr

All articles by Nicholas G. Carr

When Not to Multitask

Nicholas Carr, author of The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, introduces a lesson in generating deeper insights from The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, by Daniel J. Levitin.
October 20, 2014  - by Nicholas G. Carr

The Google Enigma

Should innovation-minded managers look at the fast-growing Internet company as a model — or an anomaly?
November 28, 2007  - by Nicholas G. Carr

The Ignorance of Crowds

The open source model can play an important role in innovation, but know its limitations.
May 29, 2007  - by Nicholas G. Carr

The Weakest Link

A product’s vulnerabilities can point the way to lucrative new business opportunities.
November 30, 2006  - by Nicholas G. Carr

Complementary Genius

Sometimes “sticking to your knitting” is exactly the wrong way to build your business.
May 30, 2006  - by Nicholas G. Carr

Flying Blind

It’s hard to recognize a daring failure when it’s taking off. Consider the Concorde.
November 29, 2005  - by Nicholas G. Carr

Top-Down Disruption

As Clayton Christensen warns, look out for the underdog — but also beware the leader of the pack.
May 23, 2005  - by Nicholas G. Carr

Suits to the Rescue

The most creative member of an R&D team may be its accountant.
March 1, 2005  - by Nicholas G. Carr

Bridging the Breakthrough Gap

Creating disruptions is fine, but mending them may be even better. The case for cautious inventiveness.
November 30, 2004  - by Nicholas G. Carr

Mastering Imitation

For every thousand flowers that bloom, a million weeds surface. Best to cultivate from the greats.
August 25, 2004  - by Nicholas G. Carr