Design Thinking

Louis Patler - “DISRUPTIVE” INNOVATION: EASIER TO DEFINE THAN “DO”!

Louis Patler - “DISRUPTIVE” INNOVATION: EASIER TO DEFINE THAN “DO”!

In Soren Kaplan’s book, Leapfrogging, he correctly says “Here’s the issue:  Disruptive innovation isn’t how innovation works in the real world when you’re in the process of doing it – only in retrospect by storytellers.” He rightly argues that you don’t set out to be “disruptive,” you set out to make something innovative. The scale and impact of that innovation is determined in the marketplace and only history will determine if the innovation was a game-changer.

Louis Patler - “DISRUPTIVE” INNOVATION: EASIER TO DEFINE THAN “DO”!

Louis Patler - “DISRUPTIVE” INNOVATION: EASIER TO DEFINE THAN “DO”!

“Whether they're battle-tested veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business,” says a recent article in Entrepreneur magazine (Entrepreneur magazine, April 21, 2014).  “Even those who've been through it before typically face a certain amount of uncertainty. That's why it's critical that they learn as much as possible about their specific area of business as well as entrepreneurship as a whole. “

Louis Patler - Disruptive Simplicity - Getting Beyond the False Dichotomy of Strategic vs. Design Thinking

Louis Patler - Disruptive Simplicity - Getting Beyond the False Dichotomy of Strategic vs. Design Thinking

As one who has been immersed in and researching innovation for three decades I have become enough of a curmudgeon to know when things rub me the wrong way.  For me, that rub comes from perspectives that are more of a barrier to innovation than an enabler.