We need to measure innovation better. Here’s how  | World Economic Forum

…the complexity of measuring such innovations should not deter us from trying.

We need to measure innovation better. Here’s how  | World Economic Forum

Indeed, I like the Thomas Edison metric of measuring attempts at solutions.

“I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.” Thomas Edison

Measuring progress toward a goal is often fraught with forward and backward steps, but real progress measures attempts and hypotheses proven and disproven. We might not know the path to success, but we can document and measure the paths that aren’t going there and know we’re making progress.