Innovation fallacy

Fallacy #4 – Innovation Cannot be Scheduled

Fallacy #4 – Innovation Cannot be Scheduled

While it is true that certain technological breakthroughs come with a high degree of schedule uncertainty, the vast majority of our innovation initiatives deal in the realm of known science. When I hear engineers say “we don’t know how long it’s going to take… could be a month, could be a year”…it sounds like a cop-out.

Fallacy #3 – Failure is Spectacular

Fallacy #3 – Failure is Spectacular

There seems to be a presumption that the failure of a breakthrough innovation initiative is always spectacular and career ending. This fallacy of presumption creates an unnecessary aversion to risk and limits the pursuit of the radical innovation that organizations need to deliver sustained organic growth.