What Is Innovation, an Innovative Spirit? 06/11/10
The http://dndi.jp site I introduced you the other day is linked to my website. It not only presents my opinions, but also the opinions from the website columns of those (stakes) that 'stick out' a little in the innovative area. Particularly, their ideas on 'innovation' are presented one after another in this DND site. Their grasp of 'innovation' is pretty much along the same line as mine. Please visit the website and read a few.
he 2nd and 3rd columns of Mr. Hashimoto's original series; and the 13th, 17th of Professor Harayama's; the 10th of Professor Morishita's; and the quite earlier 10th column of Mr. Ishiguro's on "Bringing Out the Full Potential in People" that was asserted by Professor Nonaka, and many others as well, have all articulated the crux of what innovation is. I believe what is common among them expresses the essence of innovation.
Among their underlying common understanding, the ultimate may be the 'Silicon Valley spirit.' Mr. Deguchi, who runs this DND site, introduces the concept in his Nov. 8th newsletter 〜That's the way to go〜The Lingering Aftereffect of "A Long Postscript for the Paperback Edition."You may be able to get a feel for what the 'Silicon Valley spirit' is by reading it. But I think you may have to actually be there (longer than a business trip), disentangling yourself from the myriad ties to Japan and experiencing its everyday life---as Mr. Umeda, the author of the 'long postscript for the paperback edition' of his book "The Silicon Valley Spirit," did---to have a full grasp of what it really is like. I think, 'Mr. Tsukamoto,' who is introduced in Mr. Hashimoto's 3rd column, has gone through a similar experience.
Mr. Deguchi insightfully points out in his newsletter that: "Mr. Umeda's quite inspiring 'Long Postscript for the Paperback Edition' was introduced by Professor Kiyoshi Kurokawa, the Cabinet's Special Adviser and the Chairman of the Innovation 25 Strategic Council. I believe there might be some hidden strategic tips for the Innovation 25 Strategic Council within this 'Silicon Valley Spirit,' but what did you make of it?"
Do you think you have enough pioneering spirit to put yourself in such positions (as those of Mr. Umeda and Mr. Tsukamoto)?