Biological evolution is the most vibrant and longest-lasting example of innovation in world history. Use its tenets, such as variety and scaling up, to learn how organizations can become masters of innovation.
- Renowned scientist Charles Darwin is famous…for his theories about biological evolution.…Through the natural selection of small…inherited variations, species change over time…so they can better compete, survive and reproduce.…Really, the core logic of innovation comes…also from biological evolution.…In more concrete terms, evolution is the result…of a three step process repeated again and again and again.…
The first step is the creation of variety.…In a natural world, the offspring of people,…animals, or plants are never replicas of their parents.…They share some important similarities but are…different in many other ways.…This variety makes things novel and drives innovation.…In Silicon Valley, we see this in the large…variety of ideas pursued by startups in…each and every space.…
Medical devices, mobile gaming, or artificial…intelligence, you name it.…The second step is the brutal competition for survival.…Darwin famously called it survival of the fittest.…For instance, the forest thins out the weak…saplings so the stronger ones can benefit…
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- Redefining customer value
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- Social innovation
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