Posts tagged "Best Practices Are Stupid"

Woo hoo! The Kindle version of Best Practices Are Stupid is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The updated editions of the ebook and paperback will launch on September 29th – the 12th anniversary of the book’s original release. Note that the original version (with the yellow lightbulb on the cover) is available from resellers […]

How do you summarize a 40,000-word, 200+ page book into one page? When the book was originally released, Sacha Chua created this wonderful infographic that summarizes each of the tips. Although a few of the names have changed in the updated edition, the concepts remain the same. To save this document, right-click and save on […]

Summary of Tip 5 (of 40) from Best Practices Are Stupid. Expertise Is the Enemy of Innovation Today’s tip is about finding breakthrough solutions. My perspective is that our past experiences can limit our ability to see new and different futures. In other words, expertise is the enemy of innovation. This was validated by Lee […]

Summary of Tip 4 (of 40) from Best Practices Are Stupid. Don’t Think Outside the Box; Find a Better Box This tip is the reason I wrote the book Invisible Solutions. The concept is so important yet overlooked. Leaders often encourage employees to “think outside the box” to boost creativity. However, this unbounded approach can […]

Summary of Tip 3 (of 40) from Best Practices Are Stupid. Asking for Ideas is a Bad Idea This is a favorite of mine and one that so many organizations get wrong. Companies often seek innovation by soliciting ideas from employees, but this approach typically yields impractical, low-value suggestions, cluttering the innovation process. This inefficiency […]

Summary of Tip 2 (of 40) from Best Practices Are Stupid. How Can You Avoid Becoming a One-Hit Wonder? Lipps Inc, The Sugar Hill Gang, and Haddaway, known for hits like Funky Town and What is Love, exemplify “one-hit wonders.” This phenomenon parallels businesses that shine momentarily but later fade. To prevent becoming a corporate […]

We are about 40 days away from the relaunch of Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition. Therefore, each day leading up to its publication, I will share highlights from one of the tips. So let’s start at the beginning. Tip 1: Not Survival of the Fittest – Survival of the Adaptable […]

September 29th, I will be re-releasing my award-winning book, “Best Practices Are Stupid.” This updated version includes new chapters, commentary on all 40 tips, and more. Stay tuned!

I previously started posting the 40 strategies from my Best Practices are Stupid book. But I completely forgot to include the introduction. So I am going back to that for this post. As you read this and the other chapters, please remember that this book was published back in 2011. Although the principles remain the […]

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