MATTHEW E. MAY ELEGANTSOLUTIONS Rules to Innovate By
Elegance is chess, not checkers.
Lesson:Define innovation for the everyman
Temptations distract, derail
INGENUITYChange the work.
FITRespect “the box”
There is nothing new hereThese principles are universal They must become discipline
Let Learning Lead
Learn to See
Design for Today
Think in Pictures
Capture the Intangible
Leverage the LIMITS
Master the Tension
Run the Numbers
Make Kaizen Mandatory
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Keep it lean…
…because there’s nothing elegant about excess.
To be an innovative organization, you have to askfor innovation. You assemble a group of talented people whoare eager to do new things and put them in an environment where innovation is expected. It’s that simple… Paul Cook (Raychem)
There’s a way to do it better. Find it. Thomas Edison