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Life of an Idea not Lifecycle

For reasons that are, probably historic lifecycle has become a word without life (a dead process), may be my earlier life in IBM did this to me, without my being aware of it.

For ideas we don’t need a system to support the innovation lifecycle or other point of no returns, we need warm bodies that will breathe life into ideas.

Life comes with indicators like ‘react and sustain’, ‘grow’, ‘respond to stimuli’, ‘reproduce’, and all the rest of life’s richness, not a status and a workflow.

Think twice if you are in innovation management before you get on a new assignment to consolidate idea platforms or building governance around innovation or making innovation social with your organization.

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