The Power of Focus …

The Power of Focus … Choose And Then If It Is Not A Clear Yes, Then It Is A No This is our first DB fora on McKeown’s Essentialism. This week’s reading talks about giving oneself the power to choose when others try to take that power away. His thoughts on selection and impact of extreme criteria or the 90 percent rule as he puts it forces you to really focus on what it important. So, it would appear that less, is more. Does this help with innovation? #13 – Week #4 – Read All About It … What Gets Measured Gets Done! The Innovation Metric reading speaks to the importance of metrics in innovation. Based on the challenges found in innovation, what are the best metrics that can be used to measure who an organization is doing? The example t the end of the reading provided some insight into a process used to help the challenges the newspaper industry was facing. Any thoughts on their metric exercise? #14 – Week #4 – The Long Tale of Innovation Pay Offs Kandybin’s article presents a view of how to look at that ROI of innovation. How does this view compare to the Anthony piece on metrics and measurement? The long tail could be seen as an analog to McKeown’s Essentialism … just focus, or is it? Hello, This class is an online class, the professor willing to offer extra points if I follow the instruction please see attachment for the discussion board background. For example, if you are adding link related or like the subject, graph, study etc. please refer to the background discussion board attached and refer to the class contribution in the syllabus page 4 also attach to the homework. On page 3 in the syllabus you see the books for reference on the top, but I don’t have a copy to attach to the document. Reference for the reading discussion 12, 13 and 14 Class #4 – Week 4 Evaluating Opportunities – 9/16/2019 Once opportunities have been identified, the vetting process to separate the wheat from the chaff needs to be implemented. There is often some disagreement on how much granularity is required at this stage. How much information is needed? What degree of accuracy in the information obtained is required? Is accuracy even possible at this stage in the innovation process? READING • Kelley – Chapters 6 and 9 • Christensen – Chapter 5 • McKeown – Chapters 2 and 9 • Anthony – Innovation Metrics • Kandybin – Which Innovation Efforts Will Pay