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Susan M. Heathfield

Myths About Innovation

By April 27, 2013

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Innovation is the goal in many workplaces. In fact, on a personal level, I sometimes think about an innovative book idea late into the wee hours of the morning. (Does the world really need another book about management?)

So, it was with great interest that I read this article about innovation: Debunking the Myths of Innovation: An Interview with Scott Berkun. Scott is the author of The Myths of Innovation (compare prices), a book that's worth your consideration. Did you know that Thomas Edison didn't invent the light bulb?

In innovation, the best idea doesn't always win, but the smartest, most motivated people, who are enabled to take risks, do - win. Bill Gates had several innovative practices to learn from and I share my ten best ideas about fueling your creativity.

Favorite Quotation - More Quotations

"I believe in the honest craft of workmen. Take a look around you. There never were enough bosses to check up on all that work. From Independence Hall to the Grand Coulee Dam, these things were built level and square by craftsmen who were honest in their bones." Robert A. Heinlein

"Robert A. Heinlein wrote these words in 1952 and delivered them to a national radio audience in a broadcast interview by Edward R. Murrow. His wife, Virginia Heinlein, read them when she accepted on his behalf NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal on October 6, 1988, awarded him posthumously." See the rest of Robert Heinlein's moving statement about humanity and this great nation.

Heinlein and his books are marvels of innovation, if you have not read them, by the way. He was one of the great innovators in the science fiction genre. I love science fiction.

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