A View From a Different Zoo: Innovative Chimps at LPZ

Fascinating!  From the Chicago Tribune:

“If you are a student of innovation, here is one lesson you can draw from a troop of chimpanzees at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo: There’s a payoff to trying unexpected things, even when the current state of affairs isn’t too bad.

The strongest chimps don’t innovate. Creative problem solving has come from the weakest with the least to lose. That’s a takeaway so far from a 10-month study designed to explore the role of innate curiosity in chimps.

“The little guy’s getting ahead, which is nice,” said research biologist Lydia Hopper.

The study’s structure has hewed remarkably to the way top business schools teach entrepreneurship.”

Check out the full story here.

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