Von Ralf Keuper
Unter den zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Innovation ragt das Buch Innovators von John Diebold trotz seines Alters immer noch deutlich hervor. John Diebold war Berater und Ingenieur in einem. In seinem bekanntesten Buch Automation beschrieb er bereits 1952 die Vernetzung von Computern und Unternehmen.
Although he was only 26 when he wrote his first book, Automation, published by Van Nostrand in 1952 based on his studies at the Harvard Business School, independent research and ever-persistent curiosity about the whole field of technology, he originated many of the concepts of data processing and utilization that are accepted today in both automation and management. This book was reissued unchanged on its 30th anniversary as a “management classic” by the American Management Association. He is credited with coining the word automation in its present meaning, and had much to do with introducing it to general usage. (Quelle: Wikipedia)
Sein Beratungsunternehmen, Diebold Group, verkaufte er im Jahr 1991 an Daimler-Benz.
In Innovators nun stellt Diebold die …