Summary — This is a thank you message to Steve Blank. When I was reading the following article I noticed how Steve was able to make me reason about human nature and creative potential, about culture, and our innovation engines.
Parent project: Course on Culture and Leadership, Creativity and Culture
Document status: Copyright, draft.
Hi Steve and/or team,
Today, a person sent me article 1 from Steve, published at Harvard Business Review Brazil channel. I wanted to add feedback that may sound like a thank you message. When reading this article, I was reading something written by Maslow, with some degree of connection with Maslow on Management. I loved that Steve didn't enter, in this article, into any "recipe" or process.
How beautiful, right? If the article had anything in it "too concrete," perhaps the value would fall. This seems to be a kind of writing that may resonate with a thought like this: you know when to get out of the party.
As it is — it is the right concrete thing in it. You were able to touch human nature without trying to name the object. You allowed readers to reason, reflect, to pause their day.
In this context, your article served as a meditation framework.
Thanks, Steve. You make a big difference for new founders.
1 Ref pt-BR article 2020 / https://hbrbr.com.br/por-que-as-empresas-brincam-de-inovar-em-vez-de-inovar-de-verdade/ Por que as empresas “brincam de inovar” em vez de inovar de verdade?
Ref en-US Steve site https://steveblank.com/2019/10/15/between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place-organizational-and-innovation-theater/ Why Companies and Government Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation
Ref en-US https://hbr.org/2019/10/why-companies-do-innovation-theater-instead-of-actual-innovation Why Companies Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation