On Our Radar…Monday, May 22, 2017 (#Innovation)

Greg Satell got us thinking…

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About “On Our Radar”

1 — This is How Your Business Will Be Disrupted

“Make no mistake. Eventually, every business finds itself in a round hole world. That’s why good companies fail. Not because they somehow become stupid and lazy all of a sudden, but because the world changes and they lose relevance. Then those same practices that led to success now lead to failure. We need to learn to prepare for a future we cannot yet see.”

Business Disrupted — https://twitter.com/Digitaltonto/status/866646404567109632

2 — 4 Innovation Lessons From Charles Darwin

“Perhaps not surprisingly, Arbesman suggests that we approach the problem of modern day complexity much as Darwin did, through cataloging and documenting small pieces of ecosystems with the hopes that in doing so, a more complete theory will emerge, much as Mendel’s work combined with Darwin’s to form a complete picture.

The truth is that innovation needs exploration. Much like Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle, we cannot expect to know what we will find beforehand. The only certainty is that we learn nothing by staying put.”

Innovation Lessons — https://twitter.com/Digitaltonto/status/866651493457416194

3 — Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things

  • Actively Seek Out Important Problems
  • They Overcome Failure
  • They Have A Vision, But Remain Flexible
  • They Maintain A Deep Commitment To Collaboration

“The most striking thing I noticed in my research was how innovators approached problems. They didn’t wait for them to arise, but actively sought them out. It is that passion for solving problems, rather than any particular personality type or ambition, that separates all of the innovators I talked to from most people and organizations.”

Great innovators — https://twitter.com/Digitaltonto/status/866642950725529600

4 — Don’t Look For A Great Idea, Look For A Good Problem

“That means that we will need to plan differently. In addition to strategic planning, or planning based on things we know or think we know, we need to start innovation planning, or planning based on things we need to learn to solve new and important problems. That’s how you quest. You don’t plan the journey as much as you prepare for it.”

Look for a Good Problem — https://twitter.com/Digitaltonto/status/866685942748385282

5 — We Need To Educate Kids For The Future, Not The Past.

“Clearly, we need to rethink education. Our kids will face a much different world than we live in now. In fact, a study at Oxford concluded that nearly half of the jobs that exist today will be automated in the next 20 years. To prepare for the future, we need to replace our regimented education system with one that fosters skills like teamwork, communication and exploration.”

Educate Kids for the Future — https://twitter.com/Digitaltonto/status/866679452616544256

6 — Mapping Innovation (the book!)

Amazon — Mapping Innovationhttps://twitter.com/Digitaltonto/status/866447470578028544

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