Organising people for innovation

Innovation involves a natural tension between chaos and order. If too many new ideas are followed then nothing ever gets finished. If too many old rules are followed then nothing ever gets improved. The challenge is figuring out when (and how) to encourage more ideas, react to new ideas and when to focus people on working together in organised, effective ways.

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They should have been building software for their employer. Instead, 15 French programmers asked some very ambitious why and why not questions. Over the next three years, they secretly invested spare time and company time ...

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