Managing the “Crazy Ideas” Conundrum – HBR

This article might be helpful for those of you who are trying to determine what is smart disruptive ideas and just plain off the wall ideas ………Strategy and innovation

Excerpt……The most painfully awkward debates I hear in ostensibly innovative organizations revolve around “crazy ideas.” When unexpected challenges arise, what ideas are acceptably crazy? Which ideas are too crazy? Which ideas are so crazy that no one looks at or listens to their champions quite the same way ever again?

Consequently, top management teams tend to be the Goldilocks of crazy: They don’t want insane, and they don’t need conventional; they want their craziness to be “just right.”

Read full article……via Managing the “Crazy Ideas” Conundrum – Michael Schrage – Harvard Business Review.

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