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Disruptive innovation theory in 15 tweets

What is disruption? Many believe that disruption is innovation. Truth is, what many believe to be disruptive really isn’t. First of all, nobody deliberately sets out to be disruptive; it happens after the fact.

To bring some clarity to the subject, Marc Andreessen wrote up a tweetstorm where he explains Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation theory in 15 tweets:

Stagnating? Innovate how you innovate with these 5 ideas

If a project has disruptive potential, it should make you uncomfortable.Throughout this past year, I’ve been having conversations with innovation leaders from a couple of BIG companies about re-inventing their innovation capability. The pattern of conversation: we’ve had a good run, but feel that our process for making innovation happen is delivering incremental results. Bureaucracy has developed, and so we aren’t taking a lot of risks anymore. How do we shake ourselves out of it?

This is a classic situation of the initial innovation enthusiasm becoming stagnant because innovation’s main killers are not kept at bay: GroupThink and ExpertThink.

One leads to consensus, and the other to unchallenged best practices. In combination both lead to stagnation. Later on, it will become more difficult to innovate because silence and fear will become the norm. Then you will really have a challenge in your hands!

Why do we fall prey to theories of success?

Why do we fall prey to theories of success?

Theories of success intrigue us because they provide a shortcut. But in following the herd, we deprive ourselves from developing and expressing our originality.

A few weeks ago I wrote about how people and businesses aren’t really obsessed with disruption per se, rather they are in love with theories of success. Silver bullet ideas that you can use to shortcut your way to “success”, theories that become hardened after “supposedly” observing them in the environment.

Recently, another success theory has been shot down: Malcolm Gladwell’s famous 10,000 hour rule.

Are we overly obsessed with disruptive ideas?

Are we overly obsessed with disruptive ideas?

If you disrupt and can’t sustain, you don’t win. – Gary Pisano

Disruptive innovations that throw industries into chaos hog the spotlight. We are all transfixed by Google’s Moonshot attempts at either changing transportation, how we interact with objects and people that we believe those are the only innovations that matter.

Academics and consultants like coming up with fancy ways of describing certain types of behaviors and outcomes, and when it comes to innovation incremental and radical are such they use to describe and compare between small plain-vanilla innovation and radical or disruptive innovation.

Innovation must reads of the week: How to innovate innovation


Innovation must reads of the week: How to innovate innovation

Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Dec 15 2012 17:41:39

What #innovation structures are the “right” ones? McKinsey has some nice research http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Strategy/Innovation/Making_innovation_structures_work_McKinsey_Global_Survey_results_3018 No uniform model of successJeffrey Phillips
True… RT @techdirt: Disruptive #Innovation: Bad For Some Old Businesses, Good For Everyone Else http://bit.ly/UCQPPyRalph-Christian Ohr
Conquering The Enemies of Innovation: Silence and Fear http://s.hbr.org/Z57pz8Harvard Biz Review
New blog post: Why Either/Or Thinking is Dangerous http://buff.ly/TbOw8FTim Kastelle
Cultivate #creativity at work with these 3 tips http://bit.ly/ZkL94hCo.Lead
How to Innovate Innovation: Takeaways from the Quick MIX Brainstorm http://shar.es/h3TjCStefan Lindegaard
The full series of blogs on 6Ps of radical innovation http://bit.ly/T8K1KN #innovation #innochatKevin McFarthing

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Innovation must reads of the week: Leadership competencies for disruptive innovation

Innovation must reads of the week: Leadership competencies for disruptive innovation

Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Jul 21 2012 21:07:25

I love watching Daniel Kahneman: Why We Make Bad Decisions About Money (And What We Can Do About It) @bigthink http://goo.gl/DRVbDAlex Osterwalder
Leadership Competencies for Disruptive Innovation http://zite.to/MPBmZ8 via @ziteRalph-Christian Ohr
Nebulous, pervasive, invisible but oh so powerful. Why culture is a significant #innovation barrier http://innovateonpurpose.blogspot.com/2012/07/culture-powerful-innovation-barrier.htmlJeffrey Phillips
Innovation Strategy: Dethroning an Established Platform – http://ht.ly/cj27X from @MITSloan #strategyChuck Frey
Key Drivers of Successful Implementation of an Employee Suggestion-Driven Improvement Program: http://bit.ly/OcBK81 Cc… @bhc3 #innovationArie Goldshlager
New blog post: Mistakes versus Experiments – how to use failure to help #innovation http://bit.ly/LWXEtlTim Kastelle

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