We were pointed to a fascinating LinkedIn thread about the things that prevent people and companies from innovating. Respondents were asked to describe the biggest obstacle to innovation in a single word, and being who we are we couldn’t resist seeing what this looks like through the lens of our software.
We took the survey results, used our models to create a high-dimensional “map” of the responses we were getting and it looks like this (click to enlarge):
The system’s inherent understanding of language clustered the concepts and generated this tree. Each branch, going right, is part of the idea on the left, so you can see the breakdown of individual “bigger” problems into their smaller components — for instance, “ownership” as an obstacle is a component of the larger problem of “lack of belief.”
We’re looking forward to learning what other people think is interesting here, so please do let us know.