Innovation Force = Innovation Mass x Acceleration

Pivots and success

When we have a great new idea, we want to move fast with it. But we also want impact, and to get that, we need to make sure that we don’t accelerate before we’ve gotten the idea nailed first.

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.

If the Internet is a Psychology Experiment, Are You a Psychologist?

We’ve reached a point where startups can base their business model on the rapid testing of multiple prototypes. Scott Adams of Dilbert fame argues that this basically makes starting up a big psychology experiment. If we are in established firms, we need to build some skills to compete in this environment.

Do You Really Know What Business You’re In?

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In 1993 you needed a phone, a laptop, a camcorder, a palm pilot, a watch, a walkman and a pager to do most of what you can do today with your smartphone. That’s amazing, and there are some important innovation lessons that follow from this.