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jueves, 24 de febrero de 2011

Just simple: three types of innovations!

Greetings to all of my innovators coleagues!

This  time, swichted to english languaje, let me drop this point of view about three types of innovatios.

Innovation occurs when our mind is able extend the extant knowledge inside it to create new knowledge. An innovative idea becomes obvious to us when brain establishes new interconnections among knowledge points that remained disconnected previously. However there are three basic types of innovations. .Each follows a different process.

1) Accidental innovation

It is possible that knowledge extensions also take place inside the brain accidentally, because our brain is wired and programmed to establish interconnections on its own. Accidental innovations are like fortuitous cross connections inside the brain. Mostly these would be one off innovations. These innovators while having had great success with one idea often find it difficult to think of another innovative idea. In order to benefit from accidental ideas, one would just need to develop the habit of carefully listening to what your brain is able to bring up at any time

2) Conscious innovation

It is also possible to force/guide the brain to find and and establish new interconnections by feeding it with many related ideas. There are two sub categories under this type of innovation, which can be used jointly or severally.

The first sub category is the kind of innovation that emerges out of collaboration. When people exchange ideas relating to any specific issue, the intersecting points often lead the brain to identify new interconnections. By iterating the process over and over again the brains involved in the process feed on the inputs provided by each other to identify more and more of refined interconnections or new knowledge.

The second sub category involves the use of innovation frameworks such as TRIZ that provide a catalog of successfully applied solutions to defined categories of problems. We might be able to create even Artificial Intelligence frameworks that help identify optimal solutions out of a vast multitude of possible options. Such exercises also help the brain to identify new knowledge connections while feeding on related ideas that are part of innovation framework or AI interfaces.

To be able to succeed in the realm of conscious innovations, one must develop an open mind which allows the free flow of others' ideas in to one's own mind so that it can take advantage of the new insights that are parts of the thoughts of others. Additionally, one must be also willing to unlearn and cleanse the brain of wrong concepts and theories that had been registered inside the brain without proper validation. This would facilitate the course corrections necessary to pursue new lines of thought that do not conform to ideas that pre-exist in the brain. We should also learn the art of using the brain more as a processor than as a hard disk. We should learn to load the data as needed by any context and offload it and free up the processor once the context changes.

3) Autonomous /continuous innovation

This is more of a state of mind rather than a one off or conscious process. In this state of mind in which every problem that is put across meets with an innovative solution. The only limiting factor is the extent of extant knowledge or the accessibility the brain has for loading the necessary data as and when the need arises. With the availability tools like Internet, such minds have acquired unlimited innovation potential.

Perhaps such traits develop right from childhood I would presume. Such people carry child like curiosity and positive inquisitiveness as part of their mental make up. Apart from curiosity and inquisitiveness, they carry a fearless mind . Their mind is never afraid of questioning anything. They live by their own rules which they develop through a rational approach. They follow unjustified rules only as an exception and a necessary evil. They are guided by an unflinching faith in scientific methods and believe that anything that can be done by humans can always be done better.