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4 Myths About Innovation You Need To Avoid

The unicorn is perhaps unique among myths in that the creature doesn’t appear in the mythology of any culture. The ancient Greeks, for all of their centaurs, hydras and medusas, never had any stories of unicorns, they simply believed that some existed somewhere. Of course, nobody had ever seen one, but they believed others had.  Travelers would go to far ...

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6 Innovation Roadblocks Worth Breaking Through

If you're looking for a nicely packaged call for the power of perseverance, the rewards received for taking risks, or the benefits of having a go-get-'em can-do attitude you really can't do much better than these words of wisdom from the man who gave the world the light bulb, the telegraph, the phonograph and motion pictures.

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Innovation Essentials – Persistence is Overrated

There’s a prevalent and long-perpetuated myth about innovators, that they are persistent; they don’t give up. Renowned innovators like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison have even said it of themselves, crediting their success in part on their persistence. But it’s at best a poor choice of words and at worst a fundamental misunderstanding of what innovation entails, even by some of its best practitioners.

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