Improvised Innovation

I’ve just been reading a new book by William Duggan, a professor who teaches business strategy at Columbia Business School. The book, Strategic Intuition, argues that the best innovation comes through improvisation, not through advance planning. It’s called “opportunistic innovation”: instead of planning and setting advance goals, sit back and watch for opportunities. When you… Read More Improvised Innovation

The Creative Industries Around the World

This last week, I visited the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency based in Geneva. I was the lead-off speaker of a two-day conference called “Intellectual property and the creative industries.” By “creative industries” they mean money-making ventures based in the creative process: the primary topics of discussion were movies, music, and… Read More The Creative Industries Around the World