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The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge (Harvard Business Review)

10 Myths of Innovation

The other side of innovation provides some interesting insights on how to drive innovation through to execution. The most interesting piece on what not to do is:

  • Don’t work with insiders
  • Don’t use existing processes
  • Don’t use existing metrics

If you are focusing on innovation you need to not be constrained by current people, processes and systems.  Here are also 10 myths of Innovation from the presentation:

  1. Innovation is all about ideas
  2. The great leader never fails
  3. Leaders are only fighting the system
  4. Everyone can be an innovator
  5. Innovation happens organically
  6. Can be inside an establish organization
  7. Requires wholesale organizational change
  8. Innovation can only happen in Skunk Works
  9. Innovation is unmanageable chaos
  10. Only start-ups can innovate

Oh yeah, here’s the presentation.