Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Pragmatics of Innovation

This guy is one hell of a speaker and he has a really great (pragmatic) perspective on innovation.   The idea that people sometimes tend to look back at innovations without considering any hard facts is something of an understatement.  Scott explains that true innovation comes from rigorous habits, not doing what you're told sometimes, and not letting past failures stop you.    It's also interesting how people sometimes think innovations come entirely from 'magic moments'/epiphanies.   Best example Scott uses:  How they teach you in school that Newton came up with the idea of gravity when an apple fell on his head.   HA!  Listen to Scott's talk to hear the real story.  Fascinating stuff.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt:

Thanks for the nice writeup. If you want a signed copy of the book (it's better than the talk, I think :) ping me over here:

Happy to send you one.