Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success. ~ Tim Brown, President and CEO, IDEO I am a big fan of IDEO, a global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach … Continue reading On Innovation: Design Thinking
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. ~ Steve Jobs A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery "Imagine that the iPhone does not yet … Continue reading On Innovation: Design-driven Success
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. ~ Immanuel Kant "Imagine standing on the very edge of the Grand Canyon. … Continue reading On Innovation: The Power of Awe
No battle plan survives contact with the enemy. ~ Helmuth von Moltke Innovation without profit is nothing. ~ Jeffrey Immelt One of the areas I have seen executives struggle with is the decision to pivot or persevere on a product or business idea. I can totally understand this and even struggle with it myself at … Continue reading On Innovation: Pivot or Persevere?
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. ~ Steve Jobs Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci To me, the extraordinary aspect of … Continue reading On Innovation: Making the Complex Simple
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation. ~ Mason Cooley Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~ Steve Jobs Innovation without profit is nothing. ~ Jeffrey Immelt Business only has two functions - Marketing and Innovation. ~ Milan Kundera ~ Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you … Continue reading On Career Development: The Ability to Innovate
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams Do you remember the free flowing creativity you used to do as a child? Remember all the times you created art just for the love of creating and sharing with others? Where did that love go? I think … Continue reading On Innovation: Creativity vs. Art