Posts Tagged ‘ToR’

Incubate ideas to avoid innovation-flu

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Like most living beings, ideas are at their most vulnerable when they are born. That is because they are often born through intuition, from no more than an inkling sometimes. They have not proven anything, they have no track record to defend themselves, they are exposed to all sorts of viruses self-styled as ‘rationale reasons why it will not work’.

Hence, the advice to the ideator is: keep your idea to yourself! Read more…



January 23, 2010 Leave a comment

McKinsey Quarterly publishes The path to successful new products in which the authors highlight three critical success factors: keep it focused, nurture a strong project culture, talk to the customer. In this post I focus on the first one, which is an all-time classic, probably because it is also an all-time frustration that in spite of much “keep it focused” talk, project teams so often end up losing focus at some point. Read more…