Every successful entrepreneur talks about how they kept trying (and failing!) until they found what worked for them and became successful. In this process, failing can be seen as a part of the innovation process. The trick is to fail often to be able to test ideas and quickly get feedback. But the cost of failure has to be low so it doesn’t threaten the entire project.
Here are some tips on how to innovate and fail smartly. (Excerpts from the book Mastering emergent strategies (Harvard Business Press) Continue reading “Fail smartly to innovate: Invest a little, learn a lot”
Jason Fried is one of the brain who built Basecamp the minimalist and powerfull collaborative online project management system. the author of Getting Real, an extremely inspiring book on design, simplicity, minimalism and effectiveness.
I already posted a video of him discussing Why work doesn’t happen at work.
Here’s another inspiring article on simplicity and innovation :
“while it’s hard to cut back, it’s good to remember that subtraction can lead to addition. New shoots, new sprouts, and new ideas often need new room to grow. They’re waiting, but you need to clear the way.”
Read the full article: Pruning: Making room for something new
Inspiring and full of humour, Ken robinson discuss how our educational systems kill creativity by forbiding mistakes and rewarding only certain kind of intelligence. Must watch. Continue reading “Reinvent education to nurture creativity”
Short but interesting article discussing how innovation often happen unexpectedly but can still bring world changing discoveries.
Continue reading “Stories of “reluctant innovators””
A synthesis and some videos discussing how open source culture and peer production models are now about to bring innovating and disruptive changes to the physical world. Continue reading “The revolution of open source culture and peer production models”
New research from Harvard Business School shows that to make people feel like they have more time, you’ve got to add tasks to their schedule — so long as those tasks involve helping other people.
Continue reading “Employees helping others feel they have more time”
This thoughtful article explore traditional design methods (usually rigid frameworks) and why people usually don’t follow them. The author’s analysis, inspired by Christopher Alexander Patterns and Bill Mollison’s permaculture ideas, lead them to a new framework that describes a dynamic process of immergence, crisis and emergence: Continue reading “Understand the patterns and qualities of generative design processes”
An interesting discussion about the new ecosystemic innovation models and the best practices to design collaborative environnements for open innovation.
Continue reading “How to design a platform for co-creation and grow an innovation ecosystem”
A slideshow discussing where creativity comes from and how to design environments that enhances creativity. Worth reading.
Continue reading “Design for creativity and innovation”
Where do innovation and creativity come from ? A major new study identified five key skills associated with innovative and creative entrepreneurs: Continue reading “The 5 key skills of the innovative minds”