Leading Creative Teams (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Building the team Superstars aren’t lone geniuses or  dazzling independent performers The “lone inventor” is a myth:  Great innovations happen in social/ teams and networks. Darwin’s network and team (esp. by correspondence, also a ‘PR’ team who defended his ideas) Thomas Edison’s lab (lousy inventor but great at building the lab and business) The duos that started HP, Sun, Yahoo!, and  Google (Facebook, Zuckerberg and all) Leader’s goal = the “product” at the Hasso Plattner  Institute of  Design: Creative Collaborators Who are the real superstars? People who spread their ideas to others Borrow ideas from others (and give them  credit) and help others succeed. GE, IDEO, Genencor, McKinsey, and P&G – very different reward systems, all the same  philosophy: If … Continue Reading Leading Creative Teams (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Airbag. Design Thinking and AirBnB

How design thinking transformed Airbnb from failing startup to billion-dollar business Fireside chat between Joe Gebbia of Airbnb and Phin Barnes of First Round Capital (at IDEO San Francisco on March 14, 2013)