PO: Krisen begünstigen Innovationen

“How Hard Times can drive Innovation” so titelte das Wall Street Journal diese Woche ein Interview mit dem Innovationswissenschaftler Prof. Clayton M. Christensen (Harvard Business School). Seine Perspektive auf Innovationen in den aktuellen wirtschaftlichen Entwicklungen finde ich lesenswert, insbesondere die folgenden Absätze aus dem Interview:

Sure, the economy’s bad. But it’s a good time to innovate

Well, it will force innovators to not waste nearly so much money.

One of the banes of successful innovation is that companies may be so committed to innovation that they will give the innovators a lot of money to spend. And, statistically, 93% of all innovations that ultimately become successful started off in the wrong direction; the probability that you’ll get it right the first time out of the gate is very low.