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The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators by Clayton Christensen, Hal Gregersen, Jeff Dyer

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Appendix C

Developing Discovery Skills

 

Years ago, Arnold Glasow, an entrepreneur and humorist, concluded that “improvement begins with I.” We couldn’t agree more. The focus of this appendix is to suggest how you might personally improve your discovery skills—associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting.

Developing Your Discovery Skills

To develop your skills, we provided a number of practical tips in chapters 2 through 6. To decide which tips make the most sense to follow, we suggest that you take five steps: (1) review priorities to see where you spend your time, (2) assess your discovery skills systematically, (3) identify a compelling innovation challenge that matters, (4) practice your discovery skills ruthlessly, ...

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