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Tom Peters offers 110 tips to promote your culture of innovation.

I want to know what are your top innovation tips? Excerpts below. Start at

“Recession or no recession, deep recession or not, the challenge to add more and more value grows, and the importance of innovation, and a culture of innovation, grows exponentially….

Trying Stuff. Screwing Stuff Up. Fast.

1. Tries. Darwin rules. More stuff goin’ on, more interesting-good stuff happenin’. Innovation is to a large extent a “numbers game”: He-she who tries the most stuff wins. (Astonishingly true.)

2. Culture of “Try it! Now!” Culture! Culture! Attitude! Attitude! Mindset! Mindset! “The way we do things around here.” “Around here, we try things first, fix ’em fast, try again, talk about it later, when we’ve got something to talk about.”

8. Fail to share yields “death penalty.” Sharing-transparency are the innovation organization’s lubricant; therefore those who hoard must get the boot.

13. Social Networks. The emerging social networking tools become the accelerator for the process described and implied in these first dozen ideas. Nothing automatic about this – must be thought through, overseen (but also loose-as-a-goose, not judgmental). Emergent leadership from hither, thither, and yon becomes the de facto “leadership for innovation” in the organization.

Posted by Kathy Sandler on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 12:19 AM

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