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Hybrid Thinking in Innovation

DrewCM's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

I had the great good fortune to join the Philadelphia University Strategic Design MBA program as adjunct faculty last year. The program, under the direction of Dr. Natalie Nixon seeks to transform students into hybrid thinkers. With all the business rigor of a standard MBA, combined with a heavy duty design thinking overlay, it has been fascinating to see the work of the first students coming out of the program.

What is a hybrid thinker?

Automate or Reengineer?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Recently Fred Wilson (@avc) wrote "Don't Automate, Obliterate" which takes its title from a 1990 article by the late Michael Hammer. The meaning is captured by a neat analogy in the Hammer article: "Don't pave the cow paths."
Let's discuss the merits of the advice that both of them are offering.

Innovation or invention?

John W Lewis's picture
Chat Date: 
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Many people, especially when new to innovation, take the view that the subject is mainly about invention. Perhaps this is partly because the words look and sound similar! In this view, innovative developments are expected to require the creation of new things: materials, approaches, techniques, etc..

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