Issue 143 - 04 | Leading Innovation From the New MiddleBy George E. L. Barbee
Published July 13, 2016 10:00 a.m.
My beliefs about innovation have evolved and are now centered on three basic tenets:
- Most of us can be far more innovative in business than we give ourselves credit for—especially when we realize innovation is a lot broader than just invention.
- We can quickly learn to more innovatively observe and then transfer these innovations from one category to another.
- Being more innovative is, in fact, learnable and even self-teachable.
Together, this will allow us to begin leading innovation from the new middle.”
About George E. L. Barbee | George E. L. Barbee’s 45 year business career has taken him to over 40 different countries over four continents. He has founded three successful entrepreneurial companies and has led innovation with several Fortune 100 companies including Gillette, General Electric, PepsiCo, IBM and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Barbee has written and originated numerous articles, and has appeared multiple times on NBC’s Today Show, ABC‘s Good Morning America, PBS and CNN. He has also been quoted widely in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and other national publications throughout his career.