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Subject: [Humanist]  22.344 new on WWW: Ubiquity for 18-24 November

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 344.
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        Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:06:05 +0000
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This Week in Ubiquity:
November 18 – 24, 2008


An Interview with Michael Schrage

It is November 2008 and much of the globe is in the throes of recession. Innovation is on many minds. We need new products and new services generating new value for our customers and our companies. It is more important than ever to innovate. The problem is that our collective success rate is abysmal -- 4% according to Business Week in August 2005. As we set out on new innovation initiatives, it is a good time to reflect on the illusions that drag our success rates so low. One illusion is that is innovation is a novel ideal or product, another is that those who spend more on R&D get more innovation, and another is that innovation is about great inventions. Michael Schrage of MIT has been challenging these illusions for a long time. He discussed them with Ubiquity editor John Gehl in February 2006.  Now is the perfect time to reflect again on what Michael has to say to us about innovation.

Peter Denning


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