|The myth of innovation|
Challanges of managing Innovations
Life of ideas
Managers are not Innovators
Myth of Epiphany
Innovation kommen nicht einfach so.
Ideen stehen nie f?r sich allein
Leonardo da Vinci
Stand still and watch the patterns, which by pure chance
have been generated: Stains on the wall, or the ashes in a fireplace
or the clouds in the sky, or the gravel on the beach, or other things.
If you look at them carefully you might discover miraculous inventions.
Successful entrepreneurs do not wait until "the muse kisses them"
and gives them a "bright idea": they go to work. Altogether they do
not look for the "biggie", the invention that will "revolutionalize the
create a "billion dollar business" or "make one-rich over night".
Those entrepreneurs who start out with the idea that they'll make it big
- and in a hurry - can be guaranteed failure. They are almost bound to
do the wrong things. An innovation that looks very big may turn out to be
nothing but technical virtuosity, and innovation with modest intellectual
pretensions; a McDonald's, for instance, may turn into gigantic, highly
It used to be said that facts speak for themselves.
This is of course untrue. The fatcs speak only when
the historian calls on them: it is he who decides to which
facts to give the floor and in what order or context...
a fact is like a sack - it won't stand up till you've put
something in it.
History is the lie commonly agreed upon.
History is written by those who win and those who dominate.
History is indeed the witness of the times, the light of truth.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back
-Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary
truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
that the moment one definately commits oneself, the providence moves, too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's
favor all manner
of onforseen incidents and meetings and material assistence, which no
have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you
begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now!
By definition innovation is a change into the unknown
The history of innovation
Why does history seem perfect?
Evolution and Innovation
Dominant designs dominate history
A Method for innovation
How innovations start
Seeds of innovation
Wealth and money
Chalanges of innovation
Funding / Sponsorship
Reach potential customer
keep the lights on
The infinite path of innovation
Finding paths of innovations
Be intense, but step back.
Grow to size
Honor luck and the past.
People love new ideas