Fast Company has a fantastic article, Out of the Rubble, Into the Lab, in this month’s issue. A peculiar innovation taking place in Haiti is the focus of the article. You see, one very interesting aspect of Haitian life is the widespread use of cell phones. Most Haitians have them. Cell phone service providers Voilà […]
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Implementing a new idea can be very risky, especially when it will impact something of significant value. Quite frequently there is no model or data available to predict what will happen when you implement. Oftentimes you will have to seek input on an idea elsewhere or rely on your own intuition to guess the outcome.
I’m not a prophet of internet communications and I don’t believe I’m God’s gift to social media, but I think it’s time that the social media community makes an account of itself. Over the last few years we’ve witnessed a revolution in internet communication followed by a huge influx of capital investment.
It’s pretty well understood and accepted that in a corporate environment innovation can’t be forced. However, there are legitimate ways to encourage it. Sure, there are plenty of tools technology has given us to be innovative, but ultimately creating the right environment in which it occurs is the more crucial ingredient.