Join Drew Boyd for an in-depth discussion in this video The closed-world principle, part of Business Innovation.
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You know how certain innovative products…make you slap your forehead and say,…"Gee, why didn't I think of that?"…We tend to be surprised by those products…that are deceptively simple in using some aspect…or component in the immediate vicinity…of where the product is being used.…We call this the Closed-World Principle.…It states that when solving a problem or generating ideas,…one should strive to use only those resources…that exist in the product or system itself…or in its immediate vicinity.…
In other words,…the closer your innovative solution is to the problem,…the more creative it will be.…Imagine you're driving your car far away from town,…and you suddenly realize you have a flat tire.…You start changing the tire, but there is a problem.…The lug nuts are so rusted it can't remove them.…You even try jumping on the tire wrench to loosen them…but to no avail.…Take a moment to think about this.…What would you do?…Do you see a solution?…If you're like most people,…your first reaction is to call for help…using your cellphone,…
In the bonus chapter, Drew shares insights from his own career and answers tough questions on resistance to innovation, innovation and leadership, and the difference between generating vs. executing innovative ideas.
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- What is innovation?
- Understanding the myths about creativity and barriers to innovation
- Understanding the characteristics of innovative products and services
- Using the five techniques of Systematic Inventive Thinking
- Creating new services and processes at work
- Running innovation workshops
- Involving customers in innovation
- Mastering innovative thinking<br><br>
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