Innovating and succeeding is fun. Innovating and failing can also be fun (as long as you pick yourself up and keep going). I’m a big believer in innovating as much as you can (no matter what you do) to set yourself apart. Check out 5 innovative brands that I started and failed with. I have no regrets at all about these failures!).
In this article at Harvard Business Review, Rita McGrath lists several projects that Google has innovated and failed. She lists some of the reasons behind the failure, and she also talks about some success stories that got their start in Google, too.
After you’ve read this article, look around in your business for opportunities to innovate. And if you’re not sure where to start, check out a recent blog post listing my best advice on innovation.