The Never-Ending Search For The Perfect Formula
The world is obsessed with formulas: The innovation formula. The foolproof recipe. The secret, step-by-step checklist for success. But more often than not, formulas need an extra something to really make it work – and what that extra ingredient is can be hard to pin down. This panel brings together a variety of people who work with “formulas” to discuss what is that x-factor that truly makes their product — whether it’s a new pop song or the next Cronut — successful.
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- How do "formulas" play into your field of work? What, do you think, is the perfect formula for a successful product?
- Do you think those formulas work? Why or why not?
- A truly innovative idea needs something extra, beyond hitting the right notes. How do you push yourself to think creatively, beyond the formula?
Jessica Chou, Editor, Digital Innovation, Refinery29