👓 Bookmarks on innovation | Davey Moloney

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Bookmarked "What is innovation?" by Harold Jarche (jarche.com)

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes.

Innovation is fifteen different things to fifteen different people.

‚ÄúAn innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organisational method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations.‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒOECD


Bookmark: Some really interesting stuff. Food for thought…

‚ÄėI would like to conclude with this observation about the nature of creative knowledge work.

“Visualize the workflow of a physical job: produce, produce, produce, produce, produce, produce, produce, produce, produce.

Now visualize the workflow of a creative knowledge worker: nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, flash of brilliance, nothing, nothing, nothing.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄĒJay Cross¬†(1944-2015)

That flash of brilliance often comes from reflection. Creative work is not routine work done faster. It‚Äôs a whole different way of work, and a critical part is letting the brain do what it does best ‚ÄĒ come up with ideas. Without time for reflection, most of those innovative ideas will get buried in the detritus of modern workplace busyness.

‚ÄúInnovation comes from slack. Slack comes from saying no. If you‚Äôre afraid of both, no startup bubble technique is going to help you.‚Ä̬†‚ÄĒCory Foy

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