Tag Archives: Innovation

Stop Saying Innovation and Just Do It

bullshit innovation

In a world where everyone pays lips service to innovation, what’s next? If not innovation, then what do we call it?

My co-host Adrian brought to my attention a business that markets itself as an “innovator” but is clearly doing none of it. The fact that the business is called Innova Media Creative Group should tell you everything.

Hint: You suck if you use the words creativity and innovation in your business name. Period.

Jeff Bezos on Culture: Failure and Invention are Inseparable Twins

jeff bezos on corporate cultureFailure can’t be separated from invention, it’s not optional. It’s also why you can’t mandate innovation, only inspire it. You can create the conditions necessary for it to happen, but it’s not a set-it and forget it deal.

It’s something that Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, understands well and repeated this message once more in the latest letter to shareholders:

Leadership Mobilizes and Energizes A Company Culture with Shawn Parr

Leadership Mobilizes and Energizes A Company Culture

Mobilizing and energizing a culture is predicated on the organization clearly understanding the vision, mission, values, and goals. It’s leadership’s responsibility to involve the entire organization, informing and inspiring them to live out the purpose the organization in the construct of the values.

On this episode of the Big Bang podcast I chat with Shawn Parr, CEO of Bulldog Drummond, on how to mobilize company culture.

The Dangers Of Creating The Future

the dangers of creating the future

What if you had a camera in your eye that recorded everything? You could then go back and watch it over and over again. Wouldn’t it be amazing?

That future isn’t far away as Samsung has been granted a patent in South Korea for smart contact lenses intended for augmented reality content; it has a built-in camera.

This is just the beginning, as the next step could be a scenario where that camera records what we see. And then what?

If You Don’t Value Brilliance, You Don’t Value Innovation

A small team of A+ playerscan run circles around a giant team of B and C players

Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see. In a perfect situation, you have both on your side. On most situation, you have neither.

No traditionally managed corporation would ever hire a Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Larry Page type of person. Why? Because genius needs to be left alone, to be unleashed, to operate in chaos. And corporations want to put a leash on anything that challenges the status quo; they are afraid of genius because they can’t predict and control it.

But, black sheep are precisely the type of people you need if you truly want to innovate. It’s the truth.