One of the greatest myths of our time is if you create something genuinely new, something completely unprecedented, you’ll have a better than average chance of getting rich. So ingrained is this idea that a whole generation of young university graduates have stopped seeking a steady career in the large safe corporations their predecessors held dear, pursuing instead the dream of the startup.Read More
New things aren’t always the best thing. And when you do new things badly, you create circumstances that result in innovation traumaRead More
The other day I noticed something which is pretty obvious in retrospect: there seems to be some kind of relationship between the degree of innovation and technical debt in products and services. Technical debt is a term which was coined by Ward Cunningam, who explained it thus:Read More
I found an innovation team the other day that spends its life doing pilots Now, don’t get me wrong. That is a perfectly good way to make innovation investments. Pilots are an important outcome of the innovation process because they let an organization “suck it and see” before they take whatever-it-is to a broad base of customers. But I…Read More
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1. You install a tool and imagine your work is done. Actually, the work is just starting, because getting a working community built is actually really hard. Noone, but noone, shows up because you have a cool tool. On the other hand, they’ll come if their colleagues are already participating. Hard, hard work is the only way to solve this particular chicken and egg problem.
2. You declare success because you’ve got lots of ideas. Getting the ideas is one thing, but doing something with them is something else. Doing something usually has nothing to do with a tool, no matter what the features of the tool are. Turning ideas into action is a sales activity, an influencing activity, and a leadership activity. Nothing there can be delegated to technology, no matter how smart.Read More