Post written by Ron Amodeo   When it comes to innovation, large companies are great at getting better. But can they ever become different?   The story of the watermelon is the story of any large, successful company. From small beginnings in tropical Africa more than four...

    Thinking-With-Your-Hands-Blog-Post   Post written by Ronald Amodeo  
"I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -- Michelangelo
  Organizations are repositories of knowledge encased in rock. Liberating them can be a maddening pursuit. The lessons learned, the experiences, the advice and opinions -- all are hidden or forgotten in the minds of your colleagues. Nothing so strategically critical seems so dauntingly inaccessible. What's worse is that even when you think that knowledge is within reach, those holding it seem unable to articulate it. "We don't know what we know" is the agonizing phrase that accompanies this reality.

  Written by Ronald Amodeo, first posted on LinkedIn   A place exists where innovation happens better than anywhere else. Ideas come in torrents. Experiments occur almost by accident. Failures are so common that people barely pause to ponder them. Every breath brings...

    Post by Ronald Amodeo Our current knowledge traps business leaders from rapidly assimilating something new. What heuristic can help? At a TED conference in 2006, Hans Rosling (Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden) described a "pre-test" he had given...