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)

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)

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)

The Future of Work and how Trump’s win shows how vital the arts and humanities are

THE FUTURE OF WORK Mithunkumar Ramalingam and Brian Bailey The second half of 2016 has seen a number of reports and papers suggesting emergent disruption of the structural composition of the Australian workforce, largely through a convergence of technologies that seem likely to drive the automation of work. What might … Continue Reading The Future of Work and how Trump’s win shows how vital the arts and humanities are

Mind games. Neuro gaming

One of my favourite talks at TEDx Sydney 2016 was by Karen Palmer, who combines Neurogaming, Film, Wearable Technology and Parkour to create dynamic immersive video installations to inspire and empower the user. Her practise involves creating a sense of mindfulness and “being in the moment”to simulate a physiological and spiritual … Continue Reading Mind games. Neuro gaming