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Weinberg, G. M. (1986).  Becoming a Technical Leader: An Organic Problem-Solving Approach.
"In other words, there must be something worth doing, but it also must have that unique part that only I can contribute. That's the key to achieving the vision. Joining a mass movement may keep me going as a person, but it won't keep me going as an innovator." (p. 97)
Murphy, J. D. (2001).  Business Is Combat: A Fighter Pilot's Guide to Winning in Modern Business Warfare.
"This book began with people and it ends with people, because ultimately they are an organization's greatest asset. It is individuals who innovate, not companies. It is individuals who persist against all odds, not corporate guidelines or a time clock."
Peters, T. J. (1997).  The circle of innovation : you can't shrink your way to greatness.
"...wealth is not gained by perfecting the known, but by imperfectly seizing the unknown." (p. 30)
Gilman, C. (2002).  Doing work you love: Discovering your purpose and realizing your dreams.
"Innovation requires risk and independent-minded people with self-employed attitudes.
Asking permission is giving up your power and not accepting responsibility for the outcome.
There are organizations where it may seem as though you are not allowed to do anything without a boss's permission. It may also appear as though there are unwritten rules that say you have to do things in a particular way. But look more closely..." (p.93)
Peters, T. J. (1984).  In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies.
"The most discouraging fact of big corporate life is the loss of what got them big in the first place: innovation. If big companies don't stop innovating entirely, the rate almost certainly goes way down." (p. 200)
Drucker, P. F. (1986).  Innovation and Entrepreneurship : Practice and Principles.
"But innovation, almost by definition, has to be decentralized, ad hoc, autonomous, specific, and micro-economic....Innovative opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze." (p. 255)
Sweeney, J. (2005).  Innovation at the Speed of Laughter: 8 Secrets to World Class Idea Generation.
"Unfortunately some individuals who are full of wonderful and innovative ideas may be viewed as sullen, non-participating appendages, disconnected or, worse yet, lazy. Perhaps the real truth is that they are being asked to create ideas (already an emotional risk) in a way that is not suited for their style or comfort with focus. A drastic example of this sort of misclassification is Albert Einstein, who was labelled by many as lazy and arrogant by traditional academic standards of the time because he preferred a process of discovery and innovation that was isolated and introspective."
Berkun, S. (2010).  The Myths of Innovation. 246. Abstract
"Innovators rarely find support within mainstream organizations, and the same stubbornness that drives them to work on problems others ignore gives them the strength to work alone." (p. 63)
Deming, E. W. (1993).  The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education.
"One is born with a natural inclination to learn. Learning is a source of innovation. One inherits a right to enjoy his work. Good management helps us to nurture and preserve these positive innate attributes of people."
Peters, T. J. (1994).  The pursuit of wow!: every person's guide to topsy-turvy times.
"Have you noticed?
Most good (neat, innovative, wild, woolly) 'stuff', large and small, happens in the boondocks, far, far, from corporate headquarters, corporate politics, and corporate toadying....
So how healthy is your fringe? How loony are its inhabitants?" (p. 301)
Dundon, E. (2002).  Seeds of Innovation : Cultivating the Synergy That Fosters New Ideas.
"A strong innovation climate is one in which employees feel free to challenge each other and experiment with alternative approaches. Diversity of thought is embraced authentically. Employees who challenge the sacred traditions are supported and not treated as troublemakers."1 (p. 176)
  • 1. The use of word challenge as above gives rise to a common ambiguity. When people are challenged to do their best, this is always seen in a positive light. Whereas, when someone challenges someone in a position of authority, that is almost always seen in a negative light. So, "challenge" is seemingly good in one direction, bad in the other. So much so that the word seems to diverge into two different meanings depending on its directionality. One other instance where a related word has two divergent — almost opposing — meanings is the word "power". As Erich Fromm points out, the smuggled in meaning of "power over" stands quite apart from "power to".
    It's one thing to challenge 'sacred traditions'; it may be riskier to be perceived as challenging an even more sacred hierarchy of "power over".
Hodson, R., & Sullivan T. A. (1995).  Social Organization of Work.
"In contrast [to bureaucratic rigidity], the conditions that have been found to promote innovation and change include the decentralization of power, low levels of formalization, equity of rewards, low emphasis on volume, low emphasis on cost-cutting, and high levels of job satisfaction (Hall, 1991). In brief, excessive bureaucracy and hierarchy may interfere with productivity rather than promote it. At some point excessive rationality becomes irrational. (Ritzer, 1993)" (p. 199)

See also: creativity, vision, ideas

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  • Concept: innovation
    • preferred: innovation
    • alternate: trail-blazing
    • definition: the creation of something in the mind
    • related: creativity
    • related: vision
    • related: ideas
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    • keyword-29
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      • sense: conception
      • sense: design
      • sense: excogitation
      • sense: innovation
      • sense: invention
      • invention
      • in scheme:
      • gloss: the creation of something in the mind
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      • synset id: 105633385
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