Twitter Summary: We aspire to be innovative, but unless we are willing to implement ideas and measure them, they will just remain ideas.
I have a new post up at blog@CACM, “Innovation = Good Idea + Implementation + Measurement” about the three necessary components to innovation.
Included with this one is a story about the early days of Amazon.com. The blog post idea came after a morning run with a friend and Googler where we were talking about all the “good ideas” that circulated our respective environments. What distinguished things from being “neat” to actually “good” was invariably the ones that had the developers actually supplying the metrics with the implementation of their idea.