All in innovation
What are the common notions about "lost knowledge?" It turns out the common notions aren't always correct, according to a study from Lori Rosenkopf at Wharton.
Dennis Kennedy points to the Innovation Styles website and a personality test for your Innovation Style.
The British Psychological Society has a blog, kept by Dr. Christian Jarrett. A friend mentioned the recent "Why do we still believe in group brainstorming?" that describes the "illusion of group productivity."
Dana Dolan found an interesting quote from Richard Templeton of Texas Instruments, "the biggest thing you do to reward great business people and great technological people is to give them harder problems."
I know I am a little late to the game, but I just finished the very enjoyable The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor. I particularly liked the no-nonsense tone of the book. And I see some connection to theory of constraints, once again.
The 2005 Thunderbird Innovation Challenge is looking for judges to judge MBA student projects.
A review of Andrew Hargadon's "How Breakthroughs Happen: The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate." I'd recommend this book for anyone interested in the general topic of innovation as well as for Hargadon's insights on how people interact and even a few comments about knowledge management.
USA Today has an opinion piece from Matthew May on Lance Armstrong's final bid for the Tour de France's maillot jaune (yellow jersey). "Innovative Armstrong changes the way we compete."
More from the AIChE meeting. Jonathan Worstell of Shell Chemical in Houston talked in a a number of sessions about the importance of Concurrent Engineering. In Worstell's view, the basic problem that Concurrent Engineering solves is that projects are too complex and too long for traditional serial engineering, where each phase...