Entrepreneurial Innovation at Google, by Alberto Savoia and Patrick Copeland
In 2011, I was asked to co-author an article for IEEE Computer Magazine on how Google views and enables entrepreneurial innovation.
You can download and read a PDF of the full article, courtesy of IEEE.
I've given several talks and keynotes speeches based on this article. If you are interested in offering this speech at your company or event, see below for details.
Unleash the Innovators—Entrepreneurial Innovation at Google
Topics: Business Growth/Strategy/Trends, Change - Managing/Leading It, Innovation
Google does many things differently, and the way it approaches innovation is one of the most distinctive aspects of its culture, and something most large companies could learn from.
In this presentation, Google’s early employee and Innovation Agitator Alberto Savoia describes how the company’s core belief that “great innovation can come from anyone at any time” has shaped its culture and its practices, and has led to some of its most notable successes. From Google’s famous “20% time” rule that gives employees one day a week to pursue their own projects, to its flat organizational structure and the unique role of managers, to its data-driven process for testing new ideas to ensure fast failure, Alberto will explain how Google has managed to keep true to its startup roots and core beliefs as it grew into one of the largest companies in the world. Finally, Alberto explains how any company can successfully adapt Google’s innovation practices to their existing culture.