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Friday, June 02, 2017

Little Ideas for Innovation

powerlittleideasLike to see thoughts coming out of someone who is thinking about decisions and operations, rather than just magical neural-inspired mappings.

How ‘Little Ideas’ Can Lead to Powerful Innovations
When most people hear the word innovation, they think about Uber, Airbnb and Amazon — disruptive companies that upended entire industries with a radical new way to do business. But Wharton operations, information and decisions practice professor David Robertson argues that this view is too narrow a definition of innovation, and one that is not useful to most companies.

In his book, The Power of Little Ideas: A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation, Robertson talks about a more practical way companies can innovate: by focusing on complementary actions around a key product. He teaches innovation and product development at Wharton and is the host of Innovation Navigation, a Wharton Business Radio program. Robertson recently spoke to Knowledge@Wharton about his book.  ... 

An edited transcript of the conversation follows. ...  "

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