Dealing with Darwin

Ever see a book in the bookstore that catches your attention and you realize it was a best-seller sometime in the past?  You realize you never picked it up to read it and decide that you should? That’s what happened when I ran across Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of … Read more Dealing with Darwin

Tyler Durden on Innovation

Do you know who Tyler Durden is? (hint: Brad Pitt played him in Fight Club). Lateral Action posted Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation recently (hat tip to Ma.tt).  Surprisingly, they make a lot of sense. If I had to pick a favorite, it’d be: Sticking feathers up your butt doesn’t make you a chicken. … Read more Tyler Durden on Innovation

Is Perfect worth it?

“Don’t let perfect ruin good” That’s what Harry Beckwith, author of “Selling the Invisible” has to say on the subject. He goes on to say the following: “You easily can get stalled in the shift from strategy to tactics because you are paralyzed by your desire for excellence” I see this type of thing all … Read more Is Perfect worth it?

Innovation needs Execution

Scot Herrick over at CubeRules had a very interesting post today titled “Innovating Like Crazy; Executing Like Crap“. Great title and great thoughts in his post, including this one: Innovation is essential to your work. Yet delivery of the innovation is the outward and visible sign of the inward and spiritual grace that you provide … Read more Innovation needs Execution

Reinventing Project Management

I just finished reading “Reinventing Project Management” by Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvir and I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. The full title of the book is “Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth & Innovation” and, as the title suggests, it covers an approach that the authors … Read more Reinventing Project Management

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