December 16, 2013
Trying to Figure Out the DNA of ‘Infectious Innovation’

The story of Silicon Valley start-ups like Google, Facebook, and Snapchat have earned a mythical status in the business world. Terms from west coast tech culture—disrupt, innovate, hack—have been exported to companies that want to re-create start-up success in areas that have nothing to do with technology. But what’s difficult is pinpointing exactly what “a culture of innovation” looks like. It’s easy to repeat catch-phrases like “move fast, break things” or “ask forgiveness, not permission,” but it’s much harder to figure out how to bring that to your company’s office.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

Trying to Figure Out the DNA of ‘Infectious Innovation’

The story of Silicon Valley start-ups like Google, Facebook, and Snapchat have earned a mythical status in the business world. Terms from west coast tech culture—disrupt, innovate, hack—have been exported to companies that want to re-create start-up success in areas that have nothing to do with technology. But what’s difficult is pinpointing exactly what “a culture of innovation” looks like. It’s easy to repeat catch-phrases like “move fast, break things” or “ask forgiveness, not permission,” but it’s much harder to figure out how to bring that to your company’s office.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

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