From the department of ideas that are worth sharing, check this out. Bill Taylor, co-founder of Fast Company, has a very interesting newsletter you should subscribe to; failure is the theme of the latest one.
During our discussion about The Future for Youth, one of the main points we touched on was “risk aversion”. And though we see a trend towards more entrepreneurs, the truth is many of them are not entrepreneurs.
Because most entrepreneurs fail and leave it at that. But real entrepreneurs view failure as a prerequisite for learning; that’s the difference.…
Last week I wrote about how you can ask yourself one question to innovate how you innovate: What can we learn from ___company___ about __challenge__?
I then posted some ideas from Amazon and Google that help them drive innovation, which you can use for inspiration. Well, here’s another idea you can use to get you thinking, and it may sound like a cliche but it is really the principle that sets any innovative company apart from non-innovative ones: reward failure.…
Someone made a comment about how some of the recommendations that I made on a recent post where ready made solutions for how to stimulate innovation in any organization. They are not. They are idea starters on how to drive innovation in any business, tactics that have been used elsewhere. But they are not ready made solutions that you can just plug and play into your organization.…
Question-to-innovate Series: This the nineteenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.
A few weeks ago I set the record straight about the relationship between innovation and failure: Failure isn’t the goal, but it is part of the process of innovation.…
- Understanding innovation the W.L. Gore way by @paul4innovating
- Learning from Asian Innovation
- Five Steps for Embracing Consumer Innovation – MIT Sloan Management Review
- Better Ideas Through Failure – WSJ.com
- How To Kick Innovation Up a Notch to Nanovation – Forbes
- Learn How to Think Different(ly) – Harvard Business Review
- Category Creation Is the Ultimate Growth Strategy – Harvard Business Review
- Social Networks Will Change Product Innovation – HBR
- Three Steps for Inventing the Future by @timkastelle
- Three Questions that Will Kill Innovation – HBR
- Big Innovations Question the Status Quo. How Do You Ask the Right Questions? by @glimmerguy
- How IBM fosters internal experiments with social software – Technology Review
- Can imagination be taught? – Stanford d.School
- The Positive Power of Failure via @ralph_ohr