Innovation is important, but how do you measure it?
Mostly in this episode I actually talk about what innovation is, and some history of innovation in tech and other domains, but it all started with a LinkedIn post about “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
Resources for this episode
- A web site with many definitions of innovation.
- The classic book about disruptive innovation: The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms To Fail, by Clayton Christensen. There’s a long section about hard disk drive innovation.
- My article about “the secret product management framework,” where the “Find a market problem, create a solution, take it to market,” comes from.
- The Wikipedia article about the founding of Twitter in 2006.
- The Wikipedia article about the “Build a better mousetrap” quote.
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