Karim Lakhani on Google Wave

Karim Lakhani of Harvard Business Schools writes in HBR about the shut down of Google Wave, and he argues that both the launch and shut down of the Google wave need to be applauded as it demonstrates how the organizations take the risk of launching a product for which the market is unknown and when to pull the plug when things are not working. 

Google should be commended for both launching and shuttering Wave as it shows that their managers both embrace creativity and innovation and are also cognizant of allowing failure and dealing with it rapidly and efficiently if the creative efforts do not bear fruit. More of us should be following in their footsteps.”

Anuradha Goyal