Fast Company had an interesting article the other day about the seven secrets of Silicon Valley’s innovation culture. The question is: Can this innovation culture be created anywhere in the world?
To answer this question one has to understand the innovation culture of Silicon Valley. As simple or difficult as that. A quote from the article:
“Here are the seven secrets that underlie Silicon Valley culture. Individually, they might not be considered confidential per se. But each reinforces the others to shape a robust culture that fuels the region’s innovation engine. And each can be translated into a specific business strategy that anyone can use to foster innovation.”
Here are the seven secrets:
- Start small while relentlessly seeking scale
- Take a bath in the talent pool
- Innovate with customers, not for customers
- Make business as usual, unusual
- Create the context for cross-fertilization
- Take the risk out of risk-taking
- Be the disruption
To read the detail of these secrets, you’ll find the article here.
(Image: Fast Company)