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.
Can we predict which disruptive innovations will win? No. What should we do then? Here are some ideas from Nassim Taleb, Vinod Khosla, Marc Andreessen and Tren Griffin that give us some guidance.
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|
|Event:||Is Public Sector Innovation an Oxymoron?|
|Topic:||Is Public Sector Innovation an Oxymoron?|
|Sponsor:||The Australia and New Zealand School of Government|
|Registration:||Click here to register.|
|More Info:||Click here for more information.|
Here is the video from my talk at the 2014 TEDxUQ.
These are the slides from my talk at TEDxUQ from March, 2014. You can see the full video of the talk here.
The business environment is changing – adapt or perish, some say. But there’s a third choice – invent the future ourselves. Here are three skills that we need to help us do this.
Which location has a better mobile payment system: Kenya or Silicon Valley? The answer is Kenya, and we can learn a lot about innovating more effectively by looking at why this is the case.
Ideas from Carol Dweck, Hayao Miyazaki and Ira Glass help us figure out how to grow our talent.
Mary Meeker’s annual report on internet trends shows how the market for smartphone operating systems has been completely transformed in eight years. This holds some important innovation lessons.