© 2017 by Brad Barbera and Pi Innovation, LLC

December 9, 2015

The world is a complex, chaotic place. Innovation efforts are all the more complicated because they are directed at an inherently unpredictable future. I’ve said before that the answer to the challenge of this complexity is not more complexity. The answer is simplicity...

December 3, 2015

A big innovation project fails.

A pseudo-post-mortem reveals that Pat and Chris made decisions that turned out to be wrong. Pat and Chris experience professional consequences: possibly a poor performance appraisal; maybe a low annual salary increase or reduced bonus; pe...

December 1, 2015

Complexity, Simplicity and Innovation

The human brain is an amazing thing. It can simultaneously think about mixing the chicken noodle soup while feeling worry about a sick child and wondering where the thermometer is to see if that child has a fever. And while prioriti...

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