"Some colleagues have asked that I discuss what contributes to collective intelligence and wisdom, compared to the criteria for Wisdom of Crowds-type “guesstimation” exercises – and, in contrast, what contributes to collective stupidity."
New product development exists in just about every company, yet the success rates for developing new products is often abysmal. Learn how adopting a structured innovation management process contributes to successful new product development.
It is true that the acquisition of cultural awareness and language capability makes a global leader’s challenges greater, but there are specific competencies that enable leaders to find success across all borders.
Disruption operates at a high level of unpredictability.
"This leads to an obvious question: What is all this debate about disruption about? And is the debate even worth having if in fact disruption is a phenomenon of complex systems, but not one that is manipulable?"
"creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, with being open and alert to what’s going on around you right now. Don’t be a futurist, he suggests: be a now-ist."
"Once, great American innovation came out of places like Bell Labs (where the laser, the transistor, and multiple computer languages were developed). But has that sort of creative risk-taking started to wane?"
How do some companies evolve to "it company" status while others languish in relative obscurity? Whether you think of more mature companies like Google, Whole Foods, or Unilever, or early stage marvels like Warby Parker, Vendini, or RevZilla, the hottest companies on the planet understand it's not what they do [...]
"but in a world of uncertainty, we need more. We need rules of thumb called heuristics, and good intuitions. That distinction is not made in most of economics and most of the other cognitive sciences, and people believe that they can model or reduce all uncertainty to risk."
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" in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles." Maria Popova
"Stories fuel the brand perception and embody a brands character and storytelling will help the customers and associates relate better to the brand. As brands continue to focus on stories and experiences, not just ads and messaging, they will continue to create opportunities for customers and fans to engage with them intuitively."