"There’s something happening and you don’t know what it is", is a line from a Bob Dylan song. When speaking about innovation, we better rephrase it: "something’s happening and we do know what it is."
It is disruption.
In almost any market segment.
Apple disrupted the music industry, Uber the taxi business, WhatsApp the entire wireless industry, Airbnb the hotel business, Square and Apple will disrupt the financial business, and so on. It seems the pace of innovation is going faster and faster. "Innovation is the lifeblood of successful businesses", according to Virgin owner Richard Branson. Lacking innovation is cutting the lifeblood from your business and the outcome is certain. Ask Nokia, Blackberry, Microsoft and others.
This mind map looks into the best practices for successful innovation. Like finding the bug(s) of a product or service. Once you know it, it will be the first step to innovation. From techniques like the brown paper lunch up to mind mapping. And yes innovation requires some luck. However great companies capitalize better on their luck (read the excellent book Great by choice by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen).
Concerning innovation: the more you try, the luckier you get.
You can download this mind map from the following location: iMindQ - Innovation & Creativity.
About the author:
Hans Buskes is a business consultant, marketing communications manager and mind mapper. He's author of several mind map books and mind map blogger on Mastermindmaps.