Innovation Makes Everything Amazing

One of my friends reminded me today about Louis CK’s great discussion of the benefits of innovation:

That might not seem like an innovation discussion, but it sure is.

One of the difficulties with innovating is that it takes so long to get an idea into circulation, but once it’s there, it gets taken for granted incredibly quickly.

On the other hand, this animated GIF shows why people can resist innovation – it makes everything amazing for us the consumers, but it can major disruptions within industries:

(Rob Paterson has some interesting things to say about this as well)

That’s the two sides of innovation – when we innovate we have the chance to make everything amazing, but we do this by changing things. We need to be aware of both outcomes.

Student and teacher of innovation - University of Queensland Business School - links to academic papers, twitter, and so on can be found here.