Episode 092: Why I Hate the Post-it Note as an Example of Creative Thinking

by | May 16, 2022 | Inside the Box Innovation, Podcast | 0 comments

I hate Post-it notes.

No, that’s not true. I love them as a product. I use them nearly every day.

What I do hate is how they are used as an example of innovation and creativity. To me, they set a terrible example of creative thinking.

Tune in to learn some of the history of Post-it notes and why I don’t think they teach us any good lessons about creativity.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. Who invented Post-it notes and why.
  2. Why serendipitous products aren’t that creative.
  3. How the inventors of Post-it notes struggled to get buy-in.
  4. When the product started to take off.
  5. Why the launch of Post-it notes is a dreadful example of innovation.
  6. What we can learn from failures like this.