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Archives for February 2010

Failure is an idea not an outcome

In innovation the idea of failure is being wrong. But failure is often an idea, not an outcome that stands in the way of successes.

Must read innovation stories of the week: Mental models determine business models

Much like humans have mental models that determine their beliefs about how the world works, businesses have business models that do the same. And, just how us humans get stuck in our own thoughts if we don’t feed ourselves new experiences, business models become irrelevant when they don’t evolve. Your business model will only change […]

Weekend innovation tip: Look for tipping points

Xbox 360 Games – E3 2010 – Guitar Hero 5   Here’s a fascinating talk about our digital future by Carnegie Mellon University Professor Jesse Schnell who dives into a world of game development which will emerge from the popular "Facebook Games" era. Prof. Schnell sees a future where our behavior is determined by the […]

Change not growth

What’s very dangerous is not to evolve. See that strange looking animal that looks like it was in the movie Avatar? It’s called a Mexican walking fish, or axolotl, and is one of the most bizarre creatures on the planet. Not just because of how it looks but because it has the distinct ability to […]

For breakthrough ideas read the unreadable

Chaos, where brilliant dreams are born. Do you ever get this feeling that when you read the same stuff over and over and then you try to read something completely unrelated you become bored very easily? Well that’s a very bad problem to have if you want to get into the business of ‘doing innovation’ […]

Why should people learn to innovate?

In my entrepreneurial journey I’ve come across people who pretty much don’t care about ‘innovation’ but what they do care about is how they can extract (notice I said extract and not create) more value from their customers. It’s fair to say that those of us who preach the ‘there’s always a better way’ gospel […]

Innovation: respect the process

Innovation takes time. Innovation is not a one time thing, it’s a commitment to staying relevant.