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The Best Solutions Are Non-technical

Mark Mzyk March 29, 2009

I recently had an issue where I was working on how some text was displayed on a site.  Part of the text was user supplied and part of the text was not.  As an example, it would be something like this: Book: Title The title would be supplied by the user, but the product type […]

For Innovation, Treat Me Like A Child

Mark Mzyk March 16, 2009

Here are several quotes from Scott Berkun’s The Myths of Innovation: Teams with healthy idea life cycles are easy to spot: ideas flow between people easily and in large volumes. Teams that innovate are great places for ideas to live – like happy pets, they’re treated well, get lots of attention, and are shared among […]

Iterating Innovation

Mark Mzyk March 8, 2009

The dirty little secret – the fact often denied – is that unlike the mythical epiphany, real creation is sloppy.  Discovery is messy; exploration is dangerous.  No one knows what he’s going to get when he’s being creative.  Filmmakers, painters, inventors, and entrepreneurs describe their work as a search: they explore the unknown hoping to […]