Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The 8 Pillars of Innovation


Have a mission that matters
work can be more than a job when it stands for something you care about. you must have the potential to touch many lives.

Think big but start small
no matter how ambitious the plan, you have to roll up your sleeves and start somewhere. we could do an even better job by devoting additional resources to tiny things.

Strive for continual innovation, not instant perfection
our iterative process often teaches us invaluable lessons. act on feedback; it's much better to learn these things early and be able to respond than to go too far down the wrong path

Look for ideas everywhere
if you can't solve it in now, try solving it later. think and rethink. ideas may come while having lunch

Share everything
by sharing everything, you encourage the discussion, exchange and re-interpretation of ideas, which can lead to unexpected and innovative outcomes

Spark with imagination, fuel with data
believe the impossible can become a reality. what begins with intuition is fueled by insights. data can either back up your instincts or prove them totally wrong

Be a platform
believe so strongly in the power of open technologies. they enable anyone, anywhere, to apply their unique skills, perspectives and passions to the creation of new products and features

Never fail to fail
it’s okay to fail as long as you learn from your mistakes and correct them fast. believe that it’s okay to fail can free you up to take risks

edit from a topic by Susan Wojcick and Robert Hanson