Implementing Innovation (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Knowing doing gap. A decision by itself means nothing Turning knowledge into action Avoiding the smart‐talk trap Smart talk happens now, smart action  happens later Some organisations and bosses make things  worse by rewarding smart talk rather than  smart action Don Peterson, ex CEO of Ford, credited with keeping the company alive in the 80s, ‘Ford was so desperate to save the company, that even though I’m a boring guy, they put somebody in charge who … Continue Reading Implementing Innovation (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Routine vs. Creative work (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Bob Sutton: Simplified: Innovation = Creativity + Implementation Diego Rodriguez (IDEO) (to clients): What is your space for failing? (also, what are the acceptable forms of failure in your organisation?) Note. Rodriguez now prefers ‘accelerated learning’ to failing (or ‘rapid learning’ rather than ‘rapid failing’). Avoid a single ‘prototyping/ innovation room’ … Continue Reading Routine vs. Creative work (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)