Battleground “Innovation”

I read an interesting article this week from the Deutsche Welle. The central theme was China’s goal to be the world’s top innovator by 2030. By 2049 China also intends to lead the world in science and technology; just in time for the 100th anniversary of the People’s Republic. Innovation is becoming the new battle ground not only for business, but for government.Agile Innovation

Enter the book, Agile Innovation. This rich repository of ideas details how to collaborate with customers, discover unspoken needs through ethnographic research and most importantly purposely design a culture of innovation unique to your company. The book leans heavily on existing norms. It describes a detailed vision of safe collaborative global cooperation. Innovation doesn’t need to “break the bank”. The book argues it’s not the amount of innovation, but the quality that matters.

Agile Innovation, is challenging, refreshing and possible. Short, well defined innovative steps will not only keep your business in the game, but possibly make your company a world leader well ahead of 2030!


About Larry

Larry Lawhead is a passionate Agilest with a love for coaching, mentoring and organizational transformation. Huge fan of the Lean Enterprise, LeSS, Theory of Constraints, systems thinking and of course the Toyota Production System. Avid learner. Deeply influenced by the works of Jeff Sutherland, Eliyahu Goldratt, James Womack, Craig Larman, Faith Fuller, Marita Fridjhobn and countless others. He is likewise a member of the team that brings the Agile Open to the Southern California. Above all else, he loves coaching teams and individuals. He believes creating a safe and empowered place for individuals and self-organized teams to develop brilliant solutions, shared vision, demonstrate compassion and desire to continuously improve brings life’s greatest rewards. Watching clients unfold into a greater sense wholeness, purpose and direction is the miracle coaching enables. This satisfaction leads to continuous self-improvement, curiosity and personal growth that Larry passionately embraces.
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