Ray Ozzie on Lotus Notes and Slow Hunch Innovation
Steven Berlin Johnson
OCTOBER 24, 2011
[More in the series of excerpts from the conversations in my new collection, The Innovator's Cookbook. SJ: How did the idea for Lotus Notes come about? RO: The Lotus Notes is story is one of those situations where I and several other people––the people who ended up being my cofounders—were exposed to a system that we couldn’t shake. And there was this thing called Notes that did e-mail, personal notes, and discussions, group notes.