What we read this week (15 March)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ Labs publishing team.



Podcasts are still a hot trend:

Innovation and strategy

  • Professor Gary Pisano at Harvard Business School talks about how to construct a strategy, system, and culture of innovation that creates sustained growth and his new book, Creative Construction in this Innovation Leader interview.
  • Ola Henfridsson and Joe Nandhakumar write about a new strategy tool for the digital age:
    “Digital innovation is at the heart of any strategy in the digital age and to be successful doesn’t stop at a one-off cleverly designed resource. Launching the product or service is just the beginning, it then needs to be attractive enough so it is recombined many times by other users, with new updates and value paths constantly being sought.”

And finally…

The Royal Society of Medicine’s Medical apps: Mainstreaming innovation event is happening on 4 April. The event will examine the growing role that apps play in healthcare delivery. As apps move from concept to practice using cutting-edge technology, demonstrating efficacy becomes increasingly important, resulting in regulatory and legal issues. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock MP, will talk of the importance of good design in medical apps and how it can improve patient and clinician experience. There will also be a number of presentations from new and established medical start-ups, showcasing the transformative effects these new technologies can have.

What we read this week (15 October)

Welcome to Things we read this week, a weekly post featuring articles from around the internet recommended by BMJ’s Digital Group members.



Health Tech


And finally…

  • 11 Scoops or 12? Coffee Wars Come to the Office  contains some great coffee war stories. “Victor Olausson, an IT consultant in Gothenburg, Sweden, said coffee arguments break out daily in his office. In one recent skirmish two colleagues faced off over whether to use 11 or 12 scoops of coffee in the office machine. They argued for 20 minutes about this,” Mr. Olausson recalls. Victory went to the employee holding the scoop.”





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