Inverting the Creativity Triangle

In our Valley Innovate gathering last Monday night, the idea of the inverted creativity triangle came up. Our current paradigm is that creativity flows from the top, down through an organization. The lowest levels of an organization are, by implication, the least creative.

Eric Raymond talks about this dynamic using the metaphor he developed in The Cathedral and the Bazaar.

If you can invert, an immense potential is released, far greater than could have been imagined. But how this potential is harnessed can be a challenge. One that we are beginning to address in Toward a Theory of Complex Agile Systems

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