Author Archives: Eric Olive

How Playgrounds Crush Innovation and What to Do About It

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  Disruption, strategic initiatives, and bleeding edge technology are just a few of the buzzwords business leaders spout to demonstrate their commitment to innovation. This sincere intention is not always matched by the ability to foster innovation. A momentary return to childhood offers insights into why innovation is often lauded but rarely achieved. How the New Child’s Play Inhibits Innovation ...

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5 Tips for Innovative Designs

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Tip #1 for Innovative Designs: There Are No Small Changes Innovative designs mean change, right? Often, yes, but caution is in order, “We want to limit the length of a review in the product to 140 characters, because we may want to use SMS at some stage. That’s a small change, right?” A stakeholder remark as recounted in There’s no ...

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