“What made Steve Jobs innovative?” The authors of the new book, The Innovator’s DNA identify “PolyDimensional methods used by top innovators. Unlike real DNA which we are born with, this code is behavioral and although unseen, may be developed by anyone. “…skills include associating, observing, questioning, experimenting and networking.”
Innovators DNA provides discovery tools to access the unseen aspects of innovation. ‘Question Storming’, for example, is a method of asking question about a problem before concentrating on a solution. Another trick, called ‘the five whys’ requires that, when confronted with a problem, you ask ‘why’ five times to discover different causal chains. And to have an innovative company, say the authors, takes an innovative leader. Read more at the Ontario Business Journal.