Enjoy this readings!
Innovate By Hacking Capabilities by Saul Kaplan
Capabilities are the amino acids of innovation. They are the building blocks that enable value delivery. Innovation is a better way to deliver value and is often the result of repurposing existing capabilities.
Harnessing Ignorance to Spark Creativity by Bob Sutton via Ralph-Ohr
I just got an email from a writer who was checking to see if I had argued — in a talk long ago — that true innovations come from people who ignore customers.
Passion and Wisdom by John Hagel
Passion and wisdom. Youth and age. Most of us would say that these are two ends of the spectrum. Many say that one can either be passionate or wise, but not both. Passion typically prevails in one’s youth while wisdom gains prominence with age and experience.
The Opposition Strategy by Jorge Barba
One great way to stand out and differentiate is to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing. An opposition strategy is usually the result of challenging long held assumptions of how things are done, this is the domain of us ‘crazies’ who question authority.
The Role of Strategy by Tim Kastelle
There is a terrific quote in Creative Disruption by Simon Waldman about strategy. It is from Markus Reckling, the Managing Director of Corporate Development for Deutsche Post – here’s the quote plus Waldman’s interpretation:
This Is Your Brain on Metaphors by ROBERT SAPOLSKY via Riita Raesmaa
Despite rumors to the contrary, there are many ways in which the human brain isn’t all that fancy. Let’s compare it to the nervous system of a fruit fly. Both are made up of cells, of course, with neurons playing particularly important roles.
Great Advice on Open Innovation from Intuit by Stefan Lindegaard
A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post, From Archer to Magnet: A Good Goal for Open Innovation, which was based on a recent meeting with Jan Bosch, VP of Open Innovation at Intuit.
Have a nice week!