How Not to Do Innovation (e.g. for online education)

Source: Xconomy, May 2012

the path to implementing online education is not known. In fact, it’s not a solvable problem by committee, regardless of how many smart people in the room. It is an “NP complete” problem—it is so complex that figuring out the one possible path to a correct solution is computationally incalculable. (See the diagram below.)

Lessons Learned

  • Innovation in New Markets does not come from “overarching strategies”
  • It comes out of opportunity, chaos and rapid experimentation
  • Solutions are found by betting on a portfolio of low-cost experiments
    • With a minimum number of constraints
  • The road for innovation does not go through a committee
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