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Stories from the Trenches

Innovation in Action and Inaction

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I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.

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  • Invariant Killing
  • Deliberate Invention
  • Incremental Innovation
  • Innovative Spirit
  • Invariant Inference

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    Though initially it was Apple’s claim that the iPad 3 included the best display ever on a mobile device others, such as DisplayMate agreed: http://www.displaymate.com/iPad_ShootOut_1.htm .

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    http://www.innovation.org/index.cfm/InnovationToday/KeyIssues/Incremental_Innovation

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    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/incremental-innovation-essential-to-solving-canadas-productivity-problem-hnhii-122597858.html; http://www.agora-event.com/HowNextHappens/?p=1276&l=en

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    The story of George Crum’s Saratoga Chips is fairly well known. He was once featured as MIT’s Inventor of the Week: http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/crum.html .

  5. 5.

    An article entitled “Machine Accepts Bank Deposits” introducing the Bankograph appeared in The New York Times on April 12, 1961.

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    Steve Denning, “Clayton Christensen: How Pursuit of Profits Kills Innovation and the U.S. Economy,” Forbes, November 2011, www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/11/18/clayton-christensen-how-pursuit-of-profits-kills-innovation-and-the-us-economy , retrieved on March 2012.

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Mann, A., Watt, G., Matthews, P. (2013). Stories from the Trenches. In: The Innovative CIO. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4302-4411-0_2

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