Diversity of Perspective is Key to Disruptive Innovation

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Rick Mueller
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“All new ideas are combinations of old ideas, but not all idea combinations are created equal,” writes Frans Johannsen. An HBR article by Johansson tells how Mick Pearce designed the Eastgate office building in Harare, Zimbabwe. He based it on techniques he observed termites employ to stabilize the internal temperature of their nests. Remarkably, the Eastgate maintains an ambient temperature between 73-78°F (23-26°C) despite variances in external temperatures from 58-88°F (14-31°C). And the building uses only 10% of the energy needed by a similar, airco cooled building. Johannsen argues in his book that most innovation comes at the intersection of fields, and Pearce's building is just one example. Disruptive Innovation is (as Inigo Montoya might say) 'not what you think it means'. Many are under the mis-impression that disruptive innovation proceeds from newly developed disruptive technologies when in fact the bulk and most powerful disruptive innovations are novel combination (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Charles Alter
Consultant, United States
 

Diversity of Thought for Disruptive Innovation

Indeed diversity of thought from people of diverse (...)

  Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany
 

Barriers to Diversity May Result from Former Success

Highly developed capabilities in existing products (...)

  Gabi Levin
Israel
 

Examples of Fusion of Fields / Diversity in Disruptive Innovation

This concept has found its way into the class I wa (...)

  Bernhard Keim
Business Consultant, Germany
 

Where Spheres Intersect, New Life is Happening

@Gabi Levin: Your last sentence reminds me of bio (...)

  Gabi Levin
Israel
 

Former Success Can Be the Worst Enemy

The demise of many companies in the technology sec (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Creativity from Diversity

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  Arif ur Rehman
Professor, Pakistan
 

Ahead! Ahoy! Diversity to Creativity

Being labelled as foolish (a failed outcome) is be (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Labelled Foolish

@Arif ur Rehman:Unfortunately ego in the majority (...)

  srinivas
Lecturer, India
 

A Combination of Curiosity and Diversity Leads to Innovation

Diversity certainly leads to generation of new ide (...)

 

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