george siemens points to an article on 10 ways that youthful technologists think about innovation from technology review by Jason Pontin. here are the ten ways:
- successful innovators are famously untroubled by the prospect of
- many innovators appreciate failure.
- innovators commonly recognize that "problems and questions are the limiting resource in innovation."
- innovators find inspiration in disparate disciplines.
- Innovation flourishes when organizations allow third-party
experimentation with their products.
- Fragility is the enemy of innovation: systems should boast broad
applications and be unbreakable.
innovators delight in giving us what we want: solutions to our
difficulties and expansive alternatives to our established ways.
- They are, it is true, sometimes perplexed by our ignorance of our own
- Innovators can divine needs by applying a utilitarian imperative: they ask, Would the innovation help someone now?
- Many innovators become technologists because they want to better the world.
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