Monthly Archives: February 2010

The 10 Top Reasons Why The 10 Top Reasons Don’t Really Matter

You have to love this……… from The Heart of Innovation blog.

10. Analysis paralysis.
9. Reason is highly over-rated.
8. If you need more data to prove your point, you’ll never have enough data to prove your point.
7. You already know what to do.
6. You’re going to follow your gut, anyway.
5. “Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts.” (Einstein)
4. By the time you put your business case together, the market has passed you by.
3. “Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives.” (Carlos Casteneda)
2. The scientific method came to Rene Descartes in a dream!
1. “Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.” (Groucho)

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Breaking down the Silos – Open Innovation

There have recently been two excellent, short articles in BusinessWeek about how we need to “break down the barriers” internally and externally within, and between, organisations. The first is from Saul Kaplan, and he gives some excellent examples from both the private and public sector. Read here.. The second article is entitled “Smashing Silos” by Evan Rosen. Read it here.

It all comes back to the paradigm that connectedness and sharing, in itself, will accelerate innovation. I have been a proponent of this for a long time, but it takes articles such as these to reinforce the concept. Why is it that is it necessary for something to be repeated 100 times before it sinks in?

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