Embracing Shu Ha Ri in Product Development

Brightly colored hand made shoes

Reflecting on my journey of growth and learning in the startup world, I’m reminded of the powerful framework, that is also one of our core principles at Rutabaga, of Shu Ha Ri. First, let’s have ChatGPT define Shu Ha Ri for us:  Shu Ha Ri (often written as “Shuhari”) is a concept in martial arts […]

Why Innovation Efforts Fail

Several arrows miss the target

A recent McKinsey survey found that 94% of business leaders are unhappy with their innovation efforts. Meanwhile, research by Capgemini reports that 80-90% of innovation labs fail. Yet, the need for innovation isn’t letting up. Companies that don’t innovate are at serious risk of being disrupted. We all know iconic brands that no longer exist, […]