Battling Entitlement - The Innovation Killer

if from a very young age, we solve our children’s problems for them, we are cutting off our supply of creative problem solvers, future innovators and entrepreneurs. People do occasionally choose to disrupt themselves, but more frequently, disruption comes because we hunger for a better life. It’s no wonder then that the emerging markets are a seedbed of innovation. Or that 52% of Silicon Valley’s start-ups during 1995–2005 were founded by immigrants. When we are satiated with stuff, we lose the imperative to innovate and disrupt.

via Battling Entitlement, the Innovation-Killer - Whitney Johnson - Harvard Business Review …. and thanks to my good friend and colleague Daniel Szuc - great article.

January 14, 2012