Shawn Blanc on “Innovation”:
Horace’s post this morning reminds me about about how important it is to not settle in and get comfortable where we’re at. Don’t bask in the successes, nor mope in the failures, of past products shipped and past projects accomplished. Instead, look to what’s next. Press on. Grow, mature, take risks, and get more awesome.
Companies are alive, ever-changing organisms. “Innovation” is the buzzword of this decade, but Shawn nails it as to what it really means.
It’s not incremental improvements to your existing business. It’s actively finding ways to kill it off and replace it with something even better.