Sex and the (Innovative) City


\nOver at the IdeaPort blog, Roger Dennis presents a PG-13 rated list of ten reasons why innovation is like tantric sex:

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1. You can read lots about it, but there’s no substitute for doing it.


2. Lots of people talk about it, but few people know actually know how it works.


3. You can attend conferences about innovation, but when you leave your innovation methods/culture won’t change a whole lot.


4. People can make a lot of noise about innovation, but things stay the same.


5. The people on the top generally make the least amount of effort.  It’s the people underneath who really want it to work.


6.\nWith innovation efforts, there’s usually a whole lot of noise over a\nlong period of time before anything happens. If it happens at all.


7. There’s nothing quick and easy about innovation.  It takes a while to get good results.


8.  Innovation is a bit mystical.


9.\nIt makes for interesting conversations at dinner parties : "Innovation,\noh yes - we’re the most innovative company in clerical administration.\nWhy, just the other day we decided to use yellow paper for duplicates\ninstead of white…"


10. There’s lots of trial and error.

Is it just me, or does #5 really stand out for its visual imagery?


[image: Sex and the City girls women]


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