Renaissance comes from combining art and science for innovation.
“The art of innovation needs to be broken out of the science that needs to be applied.”
I wrote this in my last article and I thought some might ask, “What the heck does he mean by that?” So I owe an explanation, perhaps partly to myself as well.
I’ve often heard and read that innovation is either an ‘art’ or a ‘science,’ but we do seem it always struggle to combine them. Why is that?
I finished that particular article ( http://bit.ly/NlrOpV ) with this:
“The art of innovation needs to be broken out of the science that needs to be applied, and then knowing its entire component parts then recombined in sustaining, thoughtful ways. We do need to harness the energy of innovation and we are not yet fully achieving that.”
Let’s begin at the beginning when art and science were one…
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By Paul Hobcraft
Paul Hobcraft is one of the contributing authors to the Amazon best-selling business book, A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing: Advice from Leading Experts, editedby Paul Sloane, with a foreword by Henry Chesbrough (Kogan Page, 2011). Cathryn Hrudicka, Founder, CEO and Chief Imagination Officer of Creative Sage™, is also one of the contributing authors. You can order it here: http://amzn.to/OI_CS
Cathryn Hrudicka co-wrote the chapter, “Building the Culture for Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing,” with Gwen Ishmael and Boris Pluskowski — more information about all of the co-authors and the contents of this book is available at: http://bit.ly/OI_CS_Google
At Creative Sage™, we specialize in modular, custom-designed innovation processes and solutions for each of our clients — you won’t get a “cookie-cutter,” “one-size-fits-all” solution from us! We use both the arts and sciences in our very special approach to innovation. Please give us a call if you want to explore how our solutions match your organization’s or work team’s values and needs. You can reach us in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area, at 1-510-845-5510; or email us to arrange for an initial phone conversation. You can also visit our web site and blogs for more information. We look forward to hearing from you — and listening to you.