This podcast celebrates 20 years since the launch of my first book, 24/7 Innovation. It also marked the time when I left Accenture and started my own innovation business. In honor of this special period in my life, I read the Prologue to that book and share some thoughts on where we have come in the last two decades.
In this episode, we explore:
- how innovation and management theory have followed the times of the day (from Taylor to today)
- why past innovation strategies have focused on “boxes” (activities) while newer models focus on “lines” (interconnections)
- why jazz is a good metaphor for innovation in that it is a collaborate and improvisational approach that adapts to new realities
- the recent progress innovation has made to move towards “lines” rather than boxes
- why relevance and adaptability is more important than ideas or novelty
Thank you to everyone who has made the past 20 years possible!