Joel Barker Podcast

Innovation with Joel Barker at the Cranky Middle Manager Show:

Innovation isn’t necessarily all great. Unintended consequences are something to be considered- what Joel calls “Cascade Thinking”. What are the long-term consequences before you invest. “the answer to the problem is only the beginning of the solution”. Check out

How do you make sure that checking out the implications doesn’t turn into a reason not to innovate? The implications wheel is a tool you can use. You can identify and mitigate threats before you invest millions or kill off a species.

The implications wheel is a powerful tool that is underused. It seems to be something that people don’t really see as worthwhile at first glance. The key is how it is used to identify and mitigate threats (to the organization’s future) and to spot opportunities.

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Related: Ackoff, Idealized Design and Bell LabsSystemic Thinkingarticles on innovation by Clayton Christensen

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