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Innovation Begs For A Crock-Pot, Not Blender
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David F. Carr
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9/4/2013 | 10:27:18 PM
re: Innovation Begs For A Crock-Pot, Not Blender
So a pressure cooker, not a crock pot
WKash
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9/3/2013 | 5:11:32 PM
re: Innovation Begs For A Crock-Pot, Not Blender
To RobPreston's point, and at the risk of introducing another metaphor, the mentality at too many companies is to innovate by cooking up new or different ideas in the microwave. The results come out faster, but not necessarily better tasting.
RobPreston
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9/3/2013 | 3:01:31 PM
re: Innovation Begs For A Crock-Pot, Not Blender
It's indeed a great metaphor, the crock pot, but public companies under pressure to show results within a quarter or two often don't have the patience or confidence to let innovative ideas simmer. Those companies quickly move on to the next, shorter-term thing. It's an unfortunate state of affairs.
David F. Carr
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9/3/2013 | 2:50:49 PM
re: Innovation Begs For A Crock-Pot, Not Blender
Great metaphor, the crock pot. Is that original with you?


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