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Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability by Drake Baer, Faisal Hoque

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CHAPTER 5

STRUCTURES OF INNOVATION

Each is a piece of the continent.

—John Donne

 

 

You’re sitting across the table from someone you just met, a person clever and articulate, appreciative and gracious. You realize that the two of you went to similar schools, played the same sports, and enjoy the same books. It’s going great, you think to yourself; you’re really hitting it off. You could even travel together; being stuck in an airport wouldn’t be quite so awful if you were with this person.

Is this is a date? Or is it a job interview?

Hard to tell the difference.

The research of Lauren Rivera, associate professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, suggests that people making hires often confuse one with the other.1

It’s counterintuitively ...

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