Long-term thinking supports the failure and iteration required for invention, and it frees us to pioneer in unexplored spaces. Seek instant gratification — or the elusive promise of it — and chances are you’ll find a crowd there ahead of you. — Jeff Bezos
It is easy to talk about great ideas as if they were light-bulb moments, sudden epiphanies where everything comes together at once…but that’s rarely how it works.
Hunches or ideas emerge within the realm of possibilities at any given stage and innovation gradually develop over time. They do not come from random lightbulbs moments, flashes, or epiphanies
Thomas Alva Edison (1847 – 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who many consider as America’s greatest inventor.
Facebook has plans for a new, global financial system with a broad group of partners to create a new cryptocurrency that will be called Libra
Drucker’s books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors of society.
Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is in some ways another Jobs’ carefully crafted product, and these are my favorite 23 quotes from the book
The argument of this book is that a series of shared properties and patterns recur again and again in unusually fertile environments … The more we embrace these patterns — in our private work habits and hobbies, in our office environments, in the design of new software tools — the better we will be at tapping our extraordinary capacity for innovative thinking.
In The Innovator’s Solution, Clayton M. Christensen explains that innovation is not as unpredictable as most managers have come to believe. Although the process of innovations may seem random, if business leaders understand and properly manage the variables that influence the process, they can learn to create truly disruptive growth.
The Innovator’s Dilemma explains the power of disruption, why market leaders are often set up to fail as technologies and industries change and what incumbents can do to secure their market leadership for a long time.