Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

Another C2S trial: why innovation is overrated.

This seems to be the opposite of psychobabble.

"One telling anecdote in my research into innovation history is this striking observation: inventors, creators, and leaders, the people who earned fame for the work other people call innovative rarely used that word themselves. Instead their vocabularies leaned heavily on words like problem, experiment, solve, exploration, change, risk and prototype. (my emphasis) Powerful words. Words that are either verbs, or imply a set of actions.(/my emphasis)"

http://blogs.hbr.org/berkun/2008/07/why-innovation-is-overrated.html
Permalink Why the world is so complicated? 
May 19th, 2010 8:43pm
Interesting.  I know this one unemployed guy who now thinks he's going to make billions programming $0.99 iPhone apps and every time we talk about the mobile market has to use the word "innovate".  I just chuckle inside knowing he's too far into the horse's ass.  He's lost in buzzword dreamland.
Permalink NYC 
May 19th, 2010 8:48pm
I like the word 'invent' myself.

Innovation seems a constructed propaganda political word to make invention seem not an individual accomplishment, but one of a corporation directing peons to be innovative rather than hiring geniuses who invent stuff.

It's the same difference between "ISV" and "software company". The former is a bullshit term for weenies that positions themselves relative to some other rather than allowing them to stand on their own.
Permalink Scott 
May 19th, 2010 8:52pm
Actually another former MS employees!

http://www.scottberkun.com/about/
Permalink Why the world is so complicated? 
May 19th, 2010 9:31pm
Define the problem.
Solve the problem.
The rest is noise.
Permalink Spaceloid 
May 20th, 2010 3:33am
Spaceloid, I like that, a lot.

Mind if I use it?
Permalink Aaron 
May 20th, 2010 8:56am

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