Innovation sadly isn’t a thing that just any company or working professional can claim easily. It takes determination, intelligence, effort and in this case, adapting a 19th Century barn raiser’s ideals to maybe get the job done. John Geraci and Christopher Chavez of Harvard Business Review explore just how you can adapt this unique viewpoint towards innovation and take the world by storm.
- Barn-raising can serve as a model for successful new value creation in today’s hyper-connected world.
- Consider Kickstarter. To the outsider, the site is about crowdsourcing the funds necessary to kick off a new venture. But it’s much more than that.
- The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is another group pursuing a modern-day form of barn-raising. Rather than solving problems by focusing solely on ideas for solutions, CGI focuses first on ecosystem development.
“The barn-raising approach purposely and actively elevates community, connection, and a diversity of viewpoints above ideas and individuals.”