Innovation: Action That Could Be Considered a Ridiculous Error in Judgement

Here are some things I learned from Stan Metcalfe today: We can’t make money by making bets that everyone agrees will pay off. That means that innovative ideas will often look nuts when we first start working on them. Nevertheless, we have to give them a try.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.

-Arthur Schopenauer

http://stoweboyd.com/post/91408505887/talent-hits-a-target-no-one-else-can-hit-genius

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.

I’m excited to give a talk in Melbourne for The Australia and New Zealand School of Government on public sector innovation.

Date: August 26, 2014
Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Event: Is Public Sector Innovation an Oxymoron?
Topic: Is Public Sector Innovation an Oxymoron?
Sponsor: The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.