A recent trip to Denmark to speak to an IT conference reminded me how important it is for hospital executives to remember Joy’s Law. Bill Joy famously observed “No matter what business you’re in, most of the smart people work for someone else.” There should be a corollary that states “No matter what industry you’re in, you can learn a lot from people in other fields.”
If you take Joy’s Law seriously you start to think beyond the boundaries of your hospital system and realize that there is much to learn and borrow from others. Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams in Wikinomics (New York: Penguin, 2008) describe how cutting edge companies outside of health care are benefiting from mass collaboration made possible by digital tools.
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