John Kao at Corenet Summit

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Listening to John Kao right now kicking off Corenet Summit with insights about innovation. Will add notes as it goes along.

Masterful blending of his knowledge of business organizations and music. Jass is a powerful blending of structure and freedom (within that structure). Creative tension between rules and creativity/adjusting. But no fixed rules about when to go beyond the rules.

Innovation means trying new things – learning means risking failure – but it’s the only way to move forward.

The 5 D’s of innovation:

  1. Definition
  2. Disruption
  3. Doing It
  4. Dissemination – whole world is becoming a jazz club; little companies can be “big” in the innovation game; size no longer matters
  5. Digital – world is becoming like a Brain. See 1930’s book by H.G. Wells “The World Brain” – foretold Google, whole concept of Internet, etc. Collective intelligence is becoming a reality
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