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Sex and the (Innovative) City

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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8.  Innovation is a bit mystical.

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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 duplicatesninstead of white…”

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10. There’s lots of trial and error.

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

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[image: Sex and the City girls women]

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