Steve Boese Reminds Us Innovation is About People, Not Projects

Steve Boese Reminds Us Innovation is About People, Not Projects

In between games of the NBA playoffs this weekend and as I was digging through a couple of weeks of ‘saved’ items in my Feed reader, (anyone still using feed readers?), I came across a link to a Quora thread aiming to address the question ‘What made Xerox PARC, (the legendary reseearch shop in Palo Alto), so special?’

One of the responses, from Alan Kay, offered eight reasons why PARC (and the earlier ARPA) were so effective, and in reading Kay’s observations, I thought the first five were pretty applicable to just about any organization that is faced with the need to remain, (or become) innovative and dynamic.

The first five points are below, I think they pretty much are self-explanatory, so I will just repeat them here and send you on your way…

Read the rest over at Steve’s HR Technology (an FOT contributor blog). 

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