I am spending the next three days in Washington, D.C. for the annual conference of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative.
In the midst of countless plenary and breakout sessions, here is what I hope to accomplish, in increasing order of priority:
- Network with colleagues
- Learn something new
- Learn to think differently
And you can hardly get to the third bullet without the first two.
That is how most people innovate, even E&C professionals. We start with our current body of knowledge, we bump into someone who adds a new learning, and our brain makes a new connection.
It all happens on its own – if we show up.
To learn more about innovation and the adjacent possible, read Where good ideas come from, by Steven Johnson.