I’ve combined a couple of headlines from Twitter to get your attention. Forbes.com had an interesting article and video on Squashers today, and the Harvard Business Review had a post about Innovation Assassins. I am quite certain that in the realm of business the squashers and the innovation assassins are related. We all face them on a regular basis.
My theory is that they present an opportunity to investigate what the real underlying objection/fear is. They are the wonderful folks we all work with, and who some live with, that pour buckets of cold water on new ideas. Ideas that might involve change in one form or another.
Check out the comment that we wrote and which Forbes.com has posted. Enter the discussion and let’s learn from one another. http://www.forbes.com/sites/darden/2012/04/17/idea-squashers/