Monday, December 22, 2008

Hitting the Sweet Spot in Innovation

This post on techdirt highlights an interesting concept that just having an idea alone isn’t enough to make a product valuable. Mike Masnick explains that a lot of experimentation has been done on products in order to hit that sweet spot, and this dates back to early inventions. Tweaks and minor improvements to ideas is a great way to see what works and what doesn’t work in a market, but with our patent system that might be a little more difficult.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting title for your post. The Sweet Spot of Innovation is a much sought-after, yet difficult to find, holy grail. Note that there was an interesting Harvard Business Review article written about it in March 2003 entitled "Finding Your Innovation Sweet Spot". Here is the link for interested readers to download the article: http://www.sitsite.com/app/SITtoGo.asp

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