Tag Archives: Knowledge Management

Why deadlines impede innovation

It’s almost impossible to come up with really innovative things when you have a deadline and schedule.

It is no secret that constraints drive innovation. But what about deadlines? Deadlines, when managed well, can be a motivation–but when abused, can set you back. Here are a few things to consider before jumping on the “deadlines are imperative” bandwagon:

Four people we need to make innovation happen

Innovation comes from diversity. From people colliding at the intersection of domains, ideas and experiences. In other words, we need to create a Renaissance!

MIT Media Lab guru Joi Ito says we need to be all four of these people to make innovation happen. Or, if you are not a Renaissance Man, an innovation team needs these four people.

Innovation posts of the week: How Silicon Valley Innovates

Stop Inbreeding Innovation – HBR

Revealed! Silicon Valley’s Secrets To Innovation Success – Forbes

Seven Steps To Find Your “Uncommon Sense” – MIT Sloan Management Review

The Innovation Knowing-Doing Gap – Innovation Management

The Commoditization of Scale – HBR

Why Youth Has an Advantage in Innovation & Why You Want To Be a Learn-It-All –  Above The Crowd

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Innovation must reads of the week: If we had a blank slate

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Innovation must reads of the week: How to think about the future

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Innovation posts worthy of your attention this week: Innovation is Impossible

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Innovation posts of the week: Creative bias: A threat to corporate innovation

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