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October 17, 2011


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Shaleen Shah

I love reading this line: Innovation is a skill, not a gift. Then, there's the adage that 'innovation transcends leadership' these days. I think that the problem with the idea of innovation comes down to how we define the very word itself. I believe that innovation doesn't always have to be hi tech. It can be anything, something that brings positive change to a person's life and if it's big enough to make a difference in the world, I'd say whoever is behind the idea or discovery will be worthy of the title: Innovation Catalyst. Cheers!

Michael 'MC' Carter

I agree with Shalen's comment re hi-tech. I love tech (where it simplifies, not complicates), but some of the best innovations I have seen in business are low-tech, often involving *removing* things fron a process or system. One of my favourite quotes is, "Genius is reducing the complicated to the simple." In an idle moment (at square leg, umpiring a cricket match!) I once counted the number of buttons and click options on the HTC smartphone I had at the time. 27. 27!!!! Everytime I get my iPhone out of my pocket, find the home key by touch, then swipe to unlock the screen, all without looking at the handset, I'm reminded of the genius of Jobs and Apple. And I recall those 27 keys. I don't miss them.


Having a "model" of Innovation seems counter-intuitive to me. I'm going to read the other blog post on this but this kind of makes me scratch my head.

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