Why Frank the Pug exemplies Innovation Webs in Action - "Multum in Parvo"

Dear all, the more time I spend exploring the state of art of accelerating innovation in high value manufacturing with innovation webs (https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-narrative-for-generic-diffusion-of.html) for the literature research section for our CIRPe 2020 article (https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/04/online-cirpe-2020-8th-cirp-global-web.html) and continuing to work on Version 2 of our Litmus Test Version 2 (https://open-european-innovation-network.blogspot.com/2020/03/litmus-test-version-2-work-in-progress.html), the more obvious it becomes that the "recipe" for successfull diffusion of innovation from ideation to market saturation is actually a quite simple one and requires a lot less energy than we might think.

For the impatient reader simply put - hire Frank to drive innovation forward!

Yesterday (in a different context) I stumbled across the article "Self-isolate like a king: why Henry VIII is a role model for staying in" (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/17/self-isolate-like-king-why-henry-viii-role-model-for-staying-in#maincontent) and the concept of there is "much in little" ("multum in parvo") which resonates stronlgy. The concept is often illustrated with pug dogs (indeed a lot of dog for its size) and the image is of Frank the pug dog from the Men in Black movie series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_the_Pug- gotta love him! Innovation acceleration indeed requires only a few ingredients (just like baking a cake https://kidsongs.com/lyrics/pat-a-cake.html/) - the "art" lies in mastering the creative process (and of course the process itself).

"Multum in Parvo" combined with making haste slowly ("Festina Lente" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festina_lente) probably combined with the concept of "ba" (http://home.business.utah.edu/actme/7410/Nonaka%201998.pdf) lead to a magical emergence of innovation diffusion in a "heart beat" - case study after case study showing that this happens (within the innovation web archetypes https://innovation-web.eu/innovation-webs). 

A little dispiriting however is that most (if not all) conscious attempts to "re-create" the conditions for this emergence continue to fail miserably. Exactly this is where we are working together though - exploring what is truly takes to recreate the conditions for rapid acceleration of diffusion of innovations from ideation to market saturation.

P.S. If you are interested in learning more please visit us at www.innovation-web.eu, our LinkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8779542/, our blog at https://www.innovation-web.eu/entov-hvm-blog, our Researchgate project page at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Open-European-Network-for-Enterprise-Innovation-in-High-Value-Manufacturing-ENTOV-HVM, our Sourceforge page at https://sourceforge.net/projects/entov-hvm/  and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2014779865300180/. You can also follow us via Twitter: @owschwabe (#innovationweb) and the LinkedIn Group page https://www.linkedin.com/company/entov.


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