up now for Mastering Projects.
Check out David's article, "The
Innovation Journey" in a recent issue of Projects at Work's
Executive Report. With the recent focus of companies on
recovering their innovative edge, David found fascinating the
discussion from Harvard's Innovation Symposium and the deep paradoxes
he saw considered there.
There is a short registration to access the article -
which will also place you on the receiving list for future Projects at
What is the source of true innovation? What are the
which it occurs on projects? In gathering to discuss the elusive
subject, leaders of business and academia wrestled with several
contradictions and forged some collective insights. For one, the lean
revolution might map a way to cost-saving efficiencies, but innovation
of the revenue-producing kind requires a different mindset.
"Harvard Business School professor Rob Austin, program
co-chair for the
Seattle Innovation Symposium, invited me to attend the National Science
Foundation and Harvard University-sponsored event after I'd told him
that investigating the source of innovation sounded paradoxical.
Science stumbles on paradox, and Rob wanted to show me how his
methodology was coping with what I considered to be inevitable
contradictions. Interestingly, the delegates, representing the finest
minds studying business innovation today, often found ourselves
confronting koans as we considered case studies and scientific
enquiries into the source of real business innovation."
read the whole article: (Short registration required)
To learn more about how True North helps our clients design in the
conditions that create innovation, contact us.
Amy blogs about showing up, intention, and design
thinking at Amy Schwab at Work.
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Beginning in September, David and Amy join the faculty
of the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program. Learn more here.
We're back in the public arena. Experience True North's Mastering
Projects Workshop for yourself.
Spokane, WA: October 23-25, 2007
Portland, OR: November 12-15, 2007
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