In making the mega list of 177 innovation myths, I hoped the hours it took to research would pay off in others building on it. Designer Stefan Klocek was first by inverting all the myths as an experiment, creating a list of 177 innovation truths.
Of course semantic inversions don’t always work, but some are interesting especially when compared together:
- Innovators had unhappy lives
- Innovators need others to succeed
- You don’t need to stay positive
- You can’t remember everything
- Companies of any size and any age innovate
- Many great ideas are needed
- It’s better to take risks
- Innovation is a full time activity
- You don’t need more new ideas
- Innovation is the whole company
- You don’t need to let loose
- Innovation isn’t radical departure
- Mistakes are cheap
See the entire list here.