Weekly bits of interest - 9 May 2011

Developments and articles of interest from the last two weeks:

  • The Finalists of the 2011 Australian Excellence in eGovernment Awards have been announced.

  • Jorge Barba looks at whether you can innovate if you do not love what you do. "What I will argue is that you can become passionate about just about anything if you have the right intent in mind. The context, topic, initiative is just the vehicle towards your purpose."[1. This quote is not covered by the Creative Commons licence or Commonwealth Copyright. From "Do you love creating?" 5 May 2011 by Jorge Barba accessed at http://www.game-changer.net/2011/05/05/do-you-love-creating/]

  • In this post Scott Anthony looks at the architecture of innovation. "The lesson? When you're thinking about architecting innovation, remember the value of rapid prototypes, to focus on impact, and to match the skills of the team to the task."[2. This quote is not covered by the Creative Commons licence or Commonwealth Copyright. From "Better Innovation Architecting" 6 May 2011 by Scott Anthony accessed at http://blogs.hbr.org/anthony/2011/05/better_innovation_architecture.html]

  • Scott Berkun considers a provocative point - that innovation is aided by the passing of the guard. "For managers and leaders of all kinds, perhaps the best way to make progress happen is to start getting out of the way."[3. This quote is not covered by the Creative Commons licence or Commonwealth Copyright. From "Innovation by Death: A Theory" 29 April 2011 by Scott Berkun accessed at http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2011/innovation-by-death-a-theory/]

  • In this piece Nicolas Bry considers the different models of organisational innovation and how organisations need to adapt their approach to their own situation.


As always, please feel free to identify any other developments or articles of interest in the comments below.
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