The Innovation Killer
IN THIS SUMMARY
Forget conventional wisdom. Forget the thought that the more you know, the better off you’ll be. Forget the idea that knowledge and expertise are the only true routes to success and innovation in business. Education meant to help a student master a subject might be completely at odds with fostering innovation in that subject. The tried and true models for generating original business solutions may never have worked that well, for the most knowledgeable sometimes know the least about how to change things for the better.
In The Innovation Killer, Rabe, former Innovation Strategist for Intel Corporation, suggests that innovative ideas for one’s business may reside in the minds of outsiders, non-experts, and special thinkers who can look beyond internal boundaries. She offers a path away from stifling intellectual homogeny toward a future paved with better ideas, unique solutions to complex problems, and the keys to less painful innovating.