Was reflecting on the second MIT Sloan Management Review article that I read, “Oops! Accidents lead to innovations. So, how do you create more accidents????”
This article is all about opportunity generation, stimulating creativity, etc. It highlights Xerox PARC. ..and suggests that corporations “keep PARC of the early 1970’s in mind as they consider the ideas that emerge unexpectedly.”
I would caution that PARC contributed very little to Xerox’s growth. Is the issue really getting great ideas (i.e. Grabbing the Lightning)…or what to do with them once you’ve got ‘em????