Sunday, November 26, 2006

Success Secrets: The Value of Small Ideas

Great post here by innovation expert Paul Williams about the value of small ideas. He suggests that, in aggregate, the accumulation of small ideas is at least as powerful as those “Big Ideas” so many companies search for. In addition, I would add that:

Small ideas are cheap to test
Small ideas may encounter less political resistance
Small ideas create less expensive, less visible failures
Small ideas are less likely to get you fired
Small ideas can more easily be implemented by co-workers, and thus compound their value (as mentioned in an example by Williams)

So…lots of good reasons to continue to carry around a notebook or voice recorder and look for those small ideas.

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