Innovation Parkour 09.04.09

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Talk Matt Milan and I gave at Planner's Unite conference in Toronto on 9 April 2009

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Innovation Parkour 09.04.09

  1. 1. +
  2. 2. 3 stories
  3. 3. 2 keys
  4. 4. 1 formula
  5. 5. and a hypothesis
  6. 6. STORY # 1
  7. 7. THE MANN GULCH FIRE
  8. 8. MISSOULA MOKEJUMPERS
  9. 9. REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
  10. 10. WALL OF FLAME 50 FT HIGH 300 FT DEEP
  11. 11. FLASH OF GENIUS
  12. 12. SAFETY
  13. 13. KEY # 1
  14. 14. CRISIS IS THE CRUCIBLE OF INSIGHT
  15. 15. Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
  16. 16. FREEDOM
  17. 17. Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains
  18. 18. Routinized work produces efficient and predictable outcomes
  19. 19. What happens when things become unpredictable?
  20. 20. How likely is it that people will not panic in such circumstances?
  21. 21. STORY # 2
  22. 22. PILOTS
  23. 23. 1983AC143 The Gimli Glider
  24. 24. 2009US1549
  25. 25. How did this happen?
  26. 26. Why didn’t Sully panic?
  27. 27. “The training provides pilots with important technical skills -- they can practice flying crippled planes -- but it also teaches them something more important: how to draw on an optimal blend of reason and emotion. They learn how to ignore their fear when fear isn't useful and how to make quick, complicated decisions in the most fraught situations.”
  28. 28. “Flight crews don't panic because they've practiced staying calm.”
  29. 29. Conscious,Yet Unconscious
  30. 30. 4 stages of competence
  31. 31. Unconscious Incompetence Conscious Incompetence Conscious Competence Unconscious Competence
  32. 32. SKILLS
  33. 33. What lies beyond Unconscious Competence?
  34. 34. MASTERY
  35. 35. How do you master strategy?
  36. 36. “ The Master leads by emptying people's minds and filling their cores, by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve. He helps people lose everything they know, everything they desire, and creates confusion in those who think that they know.” Lao Tzu
  37. 37. DEVOTION
  38. 38. I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity Who uses a machete to cut through red tape With fingernails that shine like justice And a voice that is dark like tinted glass She is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack She’s touring the facility and picking up slack
  39. 39. Tennis drills are repetitive and relentless. They teach the body to think, so the mind can do strategy.
  40. 40. Tai Chi combines discreet movements and a flowing sequence that shapes the tranquil mind.
  41. 41. There is nothing secret about yoga. The poses are well established across many styles. But it is a bottomless practice
  42. 42. These practices are cognitive models for developing a prepared mind
  43. 43. FORMULA
  44. 44. flow+ repertoire =insight
  45. 45. KEY # 2
  46. 46. Innovation favors the prepared mind
  47. 47. Where do you do your best thinking?
  48. 48. “How come I am most creative when I am listening to angry music”?
  49. 49. What do warm showers & Black Flag have in common
  50. 50. They help us let go
  51. 51. What can you learn from letting go?
  52. 52. You can learn how to know what’s next
  53. 53. Context
  54. 54. STORY # 3
  55. 55. PARKOUR
  56. 56. The idea was to pick what was best from every martial art ad create a brand new one...which is free.
  57. 57. Parkour trains the body to know what’s next
  58. 58. INNOVATION
  59. 59. Ceci n’est pas un innovation
  60. 60. Ceci n’est pas un innovation
  61. 61. Ceci n’est pas un innovateur
  62. 62. WHAT IS INNOVATION?
  63. 63. Innovation is the design of future value
  64. 64. Larry says we can develop a science of innovation
  65. 65. Saul says we need a platform for experimentation
  66. 66. Guy says, innovation is about getting better reality
  67. 67. How do we design better realities?
  68. 68. HYPOTHESIS
  69. 69. Devotion can make you free
  70. 70. NNOVATIONPARKOUR
  71. 71. A DISCIPLINE FOR INNOVATION MASTERY
  72. 72. UNFINISHED BUSINESS IS OPEN
  73. 73. A MANHATTAN PROJECT FOR BUSINESS
  74. 74. THE UNFINISHED KERNEL
  75. 75. AN OPEN ARCHITECTURE FOR CAPABILITY
  76. 76. VISUALIZATION
  77. 77. TRANSPARENT & RIDICULOUSLY EASY TO SHARE
  78. 78. Teaching without words, performing without actions: that is the Master’s way
  79. 79. PRACTICE SEEING
  80. 80. COLLABORATION
  81. 81. Networked Social Production
  82. 82. If you do not trust the people, you make them untrustworthy
  83. 83. PRACTICE TRUST
  84. 84. PARTICIPATION
  85. 85. Markets are conversations
  86. 86. True mastery can be gained only by letting things go their own way
  87. 87. PRACTICE OPENNESS
  88. 88. INNOVATION
  89. 89. Innovation is designing for emergence.
  90. 90. The world is formed from the void, like utensils from a block of wood. The Master knows the utensils, yet keeps to the block: thus she can use all things.
  91. 91. PRACTICE FREEDOM
  92. 92. STRATEGY: DESIGN OF VALUE
  93. 93. The + Future is Unfinished
  94. 94. michael@torchpartnership.com matthew@normativedesign.com

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