What Peter Drucker Would Be Reading
Recent selections from around the web that, we think, would have caught Peter Drucker’s eye:
1. Apple’s $1 Billion Win Over Samsung: Q&A: If you are looking for an efficient rundown of what to make of the recent patent trial that found in favor of Apple against Samsung, Christina DesMarais at PCWorld interviews Van Lindberg, an IP and open-source attorney, and gets the answers. Some of them might surprise you. For instance, says Lindberg, “Although it is somewhat fashionable to be anti-patent these days, this was one trial in which Apple was using its patents exactly as intended under the system.”
4. The Dx Comment of the Week: Last week, we brought up the uncomfortable topic of medical providers basing a lot of their treatment on guesswork with little data to back it up. Where, we asked, do practice and results diverge most in medicine today? Reader jon said “they diverge everywhere” and suggested two fundamental remedies:
1. For doctors: There should be a performance metric, an incentive to come up with the right solution, instead of having it feel like throwing darts in the dark. 2. Patients have to realize that the right things don’t always come easy.