With apologies for the anachronism… Nothing, at first view, may seem more unbounded than the thought of man, which not only escapes all human power… Read More »David Hume on combinatorial innovation and hybridity
The contrarian business question is “What great business has no-one started?” The contrarian investment question is “What great investment does nobody like?” The contrarian non-profit… Read More »Peter Thiel on the contrarian non-profit question: looking good, unpopular causes
Discomfort drives vision I think reality is what prompts our vision. More specifically, reality causes discomfort of some kind, which in turn creates a desire… Read More »What prompts vision for change? What drives us to action? What happens next?
To understand how persistent growth, even accelerating growth is possible, it helps to step back and ask where growth comes from. At the most basic… Read More »Recommendation: Paul Romer on progress, economic growth and combinatorial innovation
/əˈkriː.ʃən/a gradual increase or growth by the addition of new layers or parts: “The gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.”the accretion of sediments in… Read More »Mind at Work: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton, MVPs and innovation by accretion
This series draws on the work of Clayton Christensen and Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon to identify the causes of non-consumption of products or other… Read More »Thinking again about market-creating innovations (3): Access Problems