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Good to Great: Innovation in the Industrial Base | War On The Rocks

Good to Great: Innovation in the Industrial Base | War On The Rocks

“Thoughtless reliance on technology is a liability.” This quote did not come from a disgruntled acquisition professional in the Pentagon, but from noted author Jim Collins in his eponymous business book, Good to Great. He did not have had the third offset strategy in mind when he wrote this line, yet he crystallized the innovation debate between policymakers and defense planners. Those in the innovation camp sincerely believe that we must look outward for solutions to expedite mission critical technologies into the warfighter’s hands. Yet, amid all the hubbub about recruiting Silicon Valley giants to replace Lockheed and Boeing as the providers of choice for the Department of Defense…

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