You cannot innovate by committee. Because there’s always someone on the committee who will slow things down

How did we innovate? We had a department of innovation, which encouraged free thinking. People could come up with any whacky idea, it dindt matter. And we had a process called the gate process, where a committe made a decision – “ok that is too whacky”, “proceed with this lot” or “gi do some work on this lot and then come back”. And we had a process for taking new products through a quick cyle of six months gestation period or less. But in the end, only one person made the decision; and that was me. And that is how you innovate. You cannot innovate by committee; becuase there’s always someone on the commmitte who will slow things down. In the end, if you want to innovate, you need to have a single decision maker – Michael Jospeh {2011 interview}

An Africa based entrepreneur in the pursuit of opportunities without regard to resources currently controlled striving to build services that have real-world value for my beloved continent and beyond while having fun along the way.

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