Fun = Innovation

Posted by: Rob Hof on May 10, 2005

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.

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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’ photostream

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