We’ve Hit Peak Innovation (Hype)

Hype and Value

The hype around innovation right now seems overwhelming. Does this mean that we’ve hit Peak Innovation? No – we’ve hit Peak Innovation Hype. To avoid the hype, we need to understand what is already known about the substance of innovation.

The Problem With Being a Fast Follower: Tacit Knowledge

Not Everything That Matters Can Be Measured

Tacit Knowledge and Why It’s Important There is a mining CEO in Australia who often says in private conversation something like: When it comes to new ideas, we’re anxious to be second They want to use a fast follower strategy.  And there’s some sense to this approach.  After all, trying to be first is risky. […]

There’s No Innovation Without Uncertainty

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Frederick Douglass said “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground…” He was talking about political reform, but this is also true of innovation as well.