An Outsider's View Can Drive Innovation

An Outsider's View Can Drive Innovation

Why, when I bring up interesting and potentially lucrative market adjacencies most of the folks I talk to in the industry reject these potential opportunities with barely a pause in the conversation? It's strange...

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Six Reasons Not to FIre Steve Jobs by Gregg Fraley

Six Reasons Not to FIre Steve Jobs by Gregg Fraley

Ask John Sculley, the man who fired Steve Jobs — would he do it again? Probably. As Michael Corleone once said about a fellow mobster taking sides against him just as he took power — “it’s the smart play.” MBA’s are trained to manage, and that usually doesn’t mean disrupt.

Let’s be frank, people who think different (high innovators on the KAI scale, a measure of cognitive style) are a pain in the ass. Even those who are very self-aware and have trained themselves in social graces eventually show their true colours in classic corporate settings. They can’t help it. They are less problem solvers than they are problem finders.

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If Steve Jobs Worked For You, You'd Probably Fire Him by Gregg Fraley

If Steve Jobs Worked For You, You'd Probably Fire Him by Gregg Fraley

There is a great deal being said and written about the late, great, Steve Jobs. He was a remarkable innovation leader — and a complex personality. Apple’s tagline of “Think Different” could easily be applied to its charismatic leader. Folks often overlook the personality and thinking style piece and focus on the leadership. After reading another article about his leadership style, it got me thinking –

What if Steve Jobs Worked for You?

- See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/07/04/if-steve-jobs-worked-for-you-youd-probably-fire-him/#comment-28737

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