EppsNet Archive: Innovation


Harvard Business Review: Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma

Race Against the Machine

We don’t believe in the coming obsolescence of all human workers. In fact, some human skills are more valuable than ever, even in an age of incredibly powerful and capable digital technologies. But other skills have become worthless, and people who hold the wrong ones now find that they have little to offer employers. They’re losing the race against the… Read more →

Saying No to 1,000 Things

[Innovation] comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important. — Steve Jobs Read more →


As design thinkers, the problems we are trying to solve are rarely our own—they are those of a particular user; in order to design for the user, we must build empathy for who they are and what is important to them. . . . The best solutions come out of the best insights into human behavior. . . . We… Read more →

10 Ways to Recognize the Innovators in Your Organization

1. Innovators think there is a better way. 2. Innovators know that without passion there can be no innovation. 3. Innovators embrace change to a fault. 4. Innovators have a strong point of view but know that they are missing something. 5. Innovators know innovation is a team sport. 6. Innovators embrace constraints as opportunities. 7. Innovators celebrate their vulnerability.… Read more →

What If They Cost Money?

David Brooks declares “we spend too much on health care” (on NPR) then demands “innovation” and “new technologies.” What if they cost money? — @kausmickey (Mickey Kaus) Read more →

Twitter: 2009-08-13

HarvardBusiness.org: How to Innovate With Less http://bit.ly/V0upg # RT @capricecrane: Heidi Pratt claims 20-30 orgasms in a day. Less impressive when you figure she has one every time she talks about herself. # Read more →

The Art of Ingenuity

Don’t expect big rewards. Don’t expect anyone to beat a path to your door to embrace your ideas. Don’t expect anyone to help or support you. Do it so you can look at yourself in the mirror every day with pride. That’s the biggest and best payoff. Whatever your work, make it your art. All sorts of good things happen… Read more →

Declaration of Interdependence

We increase return on investment by making continuous flow of value our focus. We deliver reliable results by engaging customers in frequent interactions and shared ownership. We expect uncertainty and manage for it through iterations, anticipation, and adaptation. We unleash creativity and innovation by recognizing that individuals are the ultimate source of value, and creating an environment where they can… Read more →

A Tradeoff

Do you want innovation? What are you willing to give up in terms of efficiency, predictability and control? Thus spoke The Programmer. Read more →