It seems that every time I find a web reference for Peter Drucker’s seven sources of innovation, the web site dies. So after yet-another site going the way of the dodo, I’ve decided to record them here, in this blog, so I at least have a stable thumbnail definition to point folk at.
Peter Drucker’s seven sources of innovation:
- The unexpected. The unexpected success, failure or outside event.
- The incongruity. The difference between reality as it actually is and reality as it is assumed to be or as it “ought to be.”
- Innovation based on process need.
- Changes in industry structure or market structure that catch everyone unawares.
- Demographics. Population changes
- Changes in perception, mood and meaning
- New knowledge, both scientific and nonscientific.
If you want more detail, then get the book Innovation and Entrepreneurship.