We learn through trial and error. That’s how everyone figures out how to ride a bike. We need to use trial and error more in business – it is a core tool for building an innovation culture.
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Many organisations try to increase innovation by copying the successful techniques of other firms. This rarely works. Instead, you need to develop your purpose first. It’s this underlying philosophy that drives success, not tools.
My goal here is to help people that are trying to build a better world. I want to help make work more interesting. I hope that we can work together to do that. This is why we need to think of innovation as a discipline.
We know how to make organisations more innovative, but we don’t act on this knowledge. Why? Sometimes it’s because it’s hard, which isn’t a very good excuse.
The Brisbane Innovation Network took a field trip to visit HackerSpace Brisbane today. We can learn a lot about how to innovate by watching how things work in these collaborative invention labs.
There’s a difference between having a great idea, and creating value with that idea. Creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation are all words that are used to describe the value creation part of the equation. So do they mean the same thing?
Most organisations have more than enough ideas, but many struggle to choose the best ideas to pursue. Here are ten methods you can use to improve your idea selection.
About 20% of firms based their pricing on real data from their customers. This is mind-boggling – and it present a huge opportunity. Business model innovation is challenging, but that’s why it provides such a great opportunity.
It’s natural to try to cut back in tough economic times, and consequently, organisations often cut innovation. This is a mistake. The best results coming out of recessions happen when firms balance short-term and long-term oriented innovation.
This post was first published at Integrative Innovation. In a previous post, I have pointed out the importance of diversity for innovation and organizational adaptability. Diversity is a crucial precursor to serendipity. In the Power of Pull, John Hagel, John Seely Brown and Lang Davison emphasize the rising need for serendipity: We need to […]
The business environment is changing, and competitive advantages have much shorter lifespans now. To combat this, you need to build an innovation capability for yourself, and for your organisation. Here are some ideas on how.
The startup Thumbtack hired a full-time chef a few years ago, and it transformed their business. It’s a great story of unintended business model innovation that we can learn from.
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- I Have a Great Idea – Now What? Startup Edition 12 November 2013
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