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At some point in the documentary a F1 expert was asked what made Senna such an outstanding driver. He answered that Senna, from the very first races, had no fear to commit mistakes whatsoever.
According to GigaOM Yahoo is developing an in-house incubator to address innovations internally and retain talented people. The project will be led by Flickr founder Caterina Fake.
When I started Innovation Zen I was not sure if I would be able to write articles on a consistent basis, nor if people would want to read them that way. But so far I am very pleased with the results.
I couldn’t agree more with that. Actually I think there are many terms to call innovators such as knowledge activists, corporate rebels and so on.
If we take a look at biological sciences, particularly at the evolutionary theory, we can see that species go through periods of gradual change where the natural process of variation, selection and retention will promote the “survival of the fittest”.
It is not that difficult to understand why poorly managed companies go bankrupt. The real question is why smart and well managed companies fail. Guy Kawasaki has a great post over his blog titled “Why Smart Companies do Dumb Things”.
If you ask people why do they go to the university, specially if you ask that before they go, most of them will answer with one word: knowledge. Now, I do believe that knowledge is something you will get out of university, but is not the only one nor the most important.
Innovation is all about challenging the status quo. Often times organizations get trapped in their culture because managers are not able to change the way the collect information, take decisions and implement strategies.
A solid and well-crafted strategy is vital for the success of companies, specially if they are operating in emerging and high-tech sectors where innovation plays a central role. This point is clear and beyong discussion. What is not so clear, however, is what forces within a company are responsible for the formulation of that strategy.