Innovation landscape & adaptive cycles – Part 2

In the previous post I’ve investigated the relation between two of the major concepts that I had discussed earlier: the innovation landscape on one hand and the adaptive cycles on the other. I focused on the part of the innovation landscape that is defined by known problems, i.e., the business as usual quadrant and the research quadrant. Together, with some overlap, those […]

Innovation landscape & adaptive cycles – Part 1

Over the course of this blogging journey, I explored several conceptual ideas that have started to frame my own understanding of innovation, what it is and how it works. The first of those major concepts is the innovation landscape (see initial introduction here, overview of previous posts here) that spans between the demand for innovation (the problems that need to […]

The bounds of the wicked quadrant …

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been roaming the innovation landscape to get a better view of the boundaries that divide the landscape into four quadrants. I started in the second quadrant (research) and through the third (disruptive), before I visited the first quadrant (business as usual). This short series is coming to an end in the most […]

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 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 […]