Faster Innovation — Fewer Failures
How Rapid Learning Cycles Can Accelerate Climate Tech
If ever there was a problem we humans created that we must not fail to solve, it’s climate change. By 2050 and hopefully sooner, we have to decarbonize all of the major systems that provide food, shelter, clothing, and all the other goods and services we need. It’s the biggest engineering challenge we’ve ever faced.
My life’s work, the Rapid Learning Cycles framework, is centered on helping innovation and product development teams solve difficult problems so that they build robust solutions that get to market faster. The framework helps these teams overcome challenges that cause most innovation teams to fail, for reasons that could have been avoided.
This framework has already accelerated climate tech projects; through this series, I hope to share with you how it can help accelerate yours, because we don’t just have a metaphorical burning platform driving change. We are actually at risk of burning up.
Sometimes people come to Rapid Learning Cycles with a burning platform because they have either experienced a catastrophic failure or they see that they are at risk of one. Yet some innovation thought leaders think we should embrace failure to achieve speed. Why can Rapid Learning Cycles promise faster innovation — and fewer failures?