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Disruptive Innovation: What Causes the Creative Leap?
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
What causes the difference in magnitude of creative leap? One may create a quantum leap, but other innovations may not be that significant. Is there a process to manifest and channelize creative energy? Obviously many people were and are existing as living examples. However what could be the process involved? (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Rick Mueller, Professor, United States, SIG Leader
  Srini, there's an "old saying" in the US that "necessity is the mother of invention". I believe there may be some truth in that.

Add to that the concept of the "Burning Platform" to create the desired necessity and you get some creative solutions to the problem.

Sometimes the solution is to put out the fire. These are your every-day solution - which Clay Christensen calls "sustaining innovations" (to differentiate them from disruptive innovations).

Sometimes the solution to the burning platform problem is to create a new platform sufficiently distant from the old platform (Editor: see Forget, Borrow, Learn) as to reduce/eliminate the possibility of being followed by the fire. To build a new platform and simultaneously learn how to maintain oneself on it is a pretty difficult trick for an established firm with its many mouths to feed, so for that reason it is best to have one or more alternative platforms under construction at all times.

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