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How Does Your Organization Murder Innovation?

If there is one common thread that weaves together my experience in the field of innovation over the last decade, it is how frustrated people are about how their organizations kill innovation.

  1. Strangulation, which occurs when good ideas are subjected to greater and greater levels of scrutiny that gradually squeezes all of the life out of them. Strangulation is often referred to by a more friendly name like “Stage Gate” or the “Innovation Funnel”; and
  2. Siblicide, which occurs when an older, more mature idea takes all of the attention away from a new idea which eventually dies of neglect. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met that are sitting on billion dollar ideas that never make it to market because all of their time and energy is dedicated to serving another idea whose biggest virtue is that it is further down the path.

Vice President, Family Programs at Singularity University | Silicon Valley | Creative Thinking | Innovation | Exponential Technologies

Vice President, Family Programs at Singularity University | Silicon Valley | Creative Thinking | Innovation | Exponential Technologies