Fun = Innovation

Rob Hof
Rob Hof

JotSpot CEO Joe Kraus blogs about how he's trying to make sure expediency doesn't crush innovation at his startup. His answer: Have fun! They held a Hackathon last week in which programmers spent one day furiously writing code that they're not really supposed to be working on.

What I find most interesting about the post is how easily a startup can lose the very reason for its existence: its ability to innovate fast. I wonder how many of those thousands of little startups out there, thinking they're running circles around the lumbering giants, are actually just running around in circles.
--Flickr photo from Joe Kraus'

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