Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Abstract

Most people are familiar with the genesis of the Post-it, 3M's signature yellow sticky pad: an accidental outcome that followed the discovery of a non-permanent adhesive. While innovations as such might be viewed as a fluke – an invention that occurred by chance – it is helpful to note that certain environments and conditions can render an organisation more 'accident'-prone. Geoff Nicholson, the "father" of 3M's line of Post-it Note products and an advocate of "risky business" behaviours, shared his insights and observations at SMU recently.

Disciplines

Business | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Technology and Innovation

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1281

Subject(s)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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