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3 Corporate #FAILS of Innovation

This isn't an exhaustive list, by any means. Just a few we've seen. 1. Seeing a hipster, open and fun
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3 Corporate #FAILS of Innovation
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This isn’t an exhaustive list, by any means. Just a few we’ve seen.
1. Seeing a hipster, open and funky office and assuming that some great innovation must happen there. 
Interaction design is important, and can inspire and facilitate collaboration. But a building does not generate innovation. You need the right mix of people, problems and resources to make that happen. And it can happen in surprisingly dull environments, including back offices and garages. Just ask every single major tech company in Silicon Valley today.
2. Assuming innovation can be facilitated by a rigid, predictable, unvarying program
It’s okay to have a methodology, tools and basic framework for innovation. But the more rigid and unvarying the program, the less innovation you get. The whole point of innovation programs is to try something different. This means experimentation and difference. As you as you have something predictable, people can game the system.
3. Only listening to successful business innovators
The problem with a success is that it can be hard to learn from it. Not all successful innovators will have had a charmed business life, so they may have war stories to tell. But you can learn even more by talking to people willing to share stories of failure, or less successful outcomes.

For: Corporate Innovators
We love this mantra for innovation… Be an early adopter in your business to explore how innovation can add value. 
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For: Your Crowded Diary
It’s last minute, but we think this free talk tonight at Sydney Uni will be tremendous.
How Change Happens - Sydney Ideas - The University of Sydney
For: Tech Entrepreneurs
We have to agree with this perspective… AI ain’t there yet. But it will be transformative when we get the tech right. 
AI Isn’t Yet Adaptable Enough to Help Businesses - MIT Technology Review
For: The Global Executive
One of the reasons why we run rapid prototyping events is that it’s an opportunity to bring diverse - even conflicting - ideas together to solve a problem. Now the evidence is in: it’s a more efficient process.
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For: Innovation leaders
When leading the charge on technology and innovation, you need to build resilience, not cow to episodes of failure. Governments need to remember this.
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