Yesterday I watched a panel of LatAm entrepreneurs, advocates and venture capitalists discuss “what needs to happen for there to be more innovation and startups in LATAM?” through Google Hangout. The panelists were:
Want to think what nobody has ever thought? Easy, question assumptions. There comes a moment in time where everyone agrees with everybody about pretty much everything. For any sized organization that are focused on creating a culture of relentless innovation, hardened dogma is an innovation obstacle they must overcome.
A couple of weeks ago I asked if corporates really want to innovate like startups. One of the obstacles corporates have towards innovating like startups is overcoming their myopic view of competition: me-too-ism.
Want game-changing ideas and execution? Hire misfits, weirdos, black sheep, difficult people who don’t fit into traditional roles because they are just brilliant. This isn’t a new idea, but when CEO’s say they want innovation, they don’t walk the talk by themselves; nor does human resources. Corporations aren’t recruiting enough weirdos:
Quick, make a list of the biggest and boldest projects in your company. How many make you uncomfortable? If none of them hit you in the gut and make you gasp for air, then you have a serious issue on your hands. Here’s why “being uncomfortable” is a good sign that you are on the [...]
Here’s a good question on the Innovation Excellence LinkedIn group… My answer is no. Here are a few reasons why: