Make Magic Happen: Innovation is About Intersections, Networking


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The WOBI on Innovation conference in New York started out with a big bang, when Scott D. Anthony gave a great talk based on his new book, The First Mile. I will write a couple of posts based on his talk and I also got his permission to share his slides. Stay tuned!

As a starter, I can share that Anthony mentioned that magic (we can also call it highly successful innovation) happens at intersections – where different mindsets, approaches and skills collide.

This has a lot to do with networking, and if you follow my blog, you will know that I often say that a company cannot have a strong innovation culture if it does not have a strong networking culture. This also goes for you – if you do not know how to network (virtually as well as physically) you will have difficulties being perceived as a strong innovator.

Do you have a diverse network where intersections can meet? Take this quick assessment that Anthony showed us to get an idea:

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Do you like what you got? Yes? – how can you stay sharp on this? No? – what will you do about it?

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Stefan Lindegaard
Stefan is an author, speaker, facilitator and consultant focusing on open innovation, social media tools and intrapreneurship.


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