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Steps -- Rules for bottom-up innovation



Organize to make experimentation cheaper. For example, use technology to think it through, learn the issues and demonstrate the concepts (from a simple Excel spread sheet to complex simulators or decision models like Expert Choice™, which I'll discuss in more detail in a future chapter on software tools.)

Budget for rapid experimentation, ensure key players can dedicate some of their time to it and insist that the experiments had a clear link to your current technologies or customer bond.

Graphic of an oversight committeeHave a small oversight committee that manages the experimentation budget and works to have efforts work in parallel rather than sequentially.

Do simple demonstrations with customer involvement.

Abandon losers quickly, when a pre-determined spending cap is reached.

Reward cost-effective experimentation, even failures, and reward successful experiments.

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