Thursday, June 13, 2013

Innovation

INNOVATION - One word which does manage to irritate me when I hear it being bandied by all and sundry in our industry.

The myth of innovation is that it starts with entrepreneurs, but it really starts with people having fun. The Wright brothers weren't trying to build an airline, they were saying, "Holy shit, do you think we could fly?" The first kids who made snowboards, they just glued skis together and said, "Let’s try this!" With the web, none of us thought there was money in it. People said, "This document came from halfway around the world. How awesome is that!"
                                   Tim O’Reilly

A couple of good links on innovation.

http://blogs.hbr.org/taylor/2012/05/please_can_we_all_just_stop_innovating.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304791704577418250902309914.html

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