How to Kill Innovation: Keep Asking Questions

An interesting blog by Scott Anthony from HBR. Here is an excerpt while you can read the full article here.

“I had an epiphany recently. The setting: a multi-billion dollar global giant. The topic of discussion: innovation. My epiphany: A simple two-word phrase that can hamstring innovation.

What about…

I was helping a cross-functional group review a few ideas to create new growth businesses. Like many early-stage

Goodnight: The real value of managing people

How could possibly Goodnight be mistaken? or just lucky? running a 13,000 employee company with $2.2 billions in revenue has no room whatsoever for luck. I can not imagine unless that this man is just a superhero, or in more simplistic form, he is a leader. He is not alone and he is not the one. We had hundreds of similar unique and universal successes around the world.

The problem is that why we only get these remarkable experiences from the US, Europe or China. What is it in them our corporate world lack in Middle East! Is it that we have superheros but our media is not doing a good job! (well, they do good job for ranking the top billionaires or most rich Arabs!) or simply we do not reach up to this superstar performance of Goodnight, Steve Jobs, Jeffrey Bezos or Schmidt!

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