Why business as usual stays within the boundaries …

The boundaries in the innovation landscape separate the known from the unknown, they divide the landscape into quadrants of different levels of certainty. Unlike the research quadrant and the disruptive quadrant, which both have known and an unknown facet, the first quadrant (business as usual) is framed by known problems and known ideas. In this part […]

How disruption pushes the boundary …

The innovation landscape I have sketched previously suggests that there could be some kind of symmetry. The third quadrant (disruptive) should have some similarity with the second quadrant (research), shouldn’t it? Well, it is true that both quadrants have one common characteristic: for both of them, one dimension is known, while the other one is unknown. If […]

How research pushes the boundary …

Research is often characterised as the act of intense and structured search. Though this view is not wrong, it doesn’t get to the core of what research is and what it is about. Wikipedia offers a more comprehensive perspective, defining research as: creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of […]

Pushing the boundaries – Prologue

There are two distinct boundaries in the innovation landscape I have described in previous post (see the initial chart and the rules and tools). One boundary separates the known ideas from novel ideas. The other boundary divides the landscape into the areas of unknown problems on one side and unknown or unacknowledged problems on the other. Both are boundaries between […]

Rules and tools

So far I’ve charted the innovation landscape along two axes: the demand for problem solutions and the supply of ideas for potential solutions. And I’ve separated both axes into what we already know and what is new. Today, I’ll explore this concept further, focusing on rules and tools: to what extent do we have rules in place and […]