Every day we make choices about how we invest our attention. What would happen if we did this more deliberately?
Ideas change the world. It’s up to us to make sure they change things for the better.
If we flatten out our hierarchies and manage more inclusively, our organisations are more successful. So why don’t we do this?
If we make thinking and acting two separate things, we are much more likely to fail. We have to figure out how to do both simultaneously. Here are some thoughts on how to do this.
Innovation is not a linear process of invent-build-commercialise, and if we act like it is, we will waste a lot of energy building the wrong things.
You can’t think your way to being more innovative – you have to innovate your way there.
People often wait for permission before they’ll try out new ideas. Now you have it.
If you feel disconnected from life, or too wrapped up in tech, or too busy to work on important things, you can solve your problem by walking.
When we have a new idea that we’re trying to spread, we face a paradox: those that get it don’t need it, and those that need it don’t get it. Breaking this paradox is the key to getting our ideas adopted.
Ideas are an important part of innovation, but if that’s all we focus on, we will fail. Impact is more important, and we create that by creating value for people.
I just launched a short course on the University of Queensland website on entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.
All along I thought the magic in lean startup was customer development. I was wrong. The magic is hypothesis testing.