Innovation and creativity in business The creative path: Exploration and innovation.
Innovation and creative thinking are the buzz words driving business and enterprise in segments of the economy that prosper. The innovation leads to the prosperity, and facilitating this becomes the primary role of C-level officers in startups and corporations.
Although innovation means the generation of new and productive ideas, the concept itself, of course, is far from new. Innovation has pushed human beings in evolution for at leasts 50,000 years, inspiring our ancestors to create tools, develop agriculture, and promote industry. Humans first used wedges as tools along the banks of the Nile thousands of years ago, and the wheel came soon after.
One might argue that these initial advances are as important to human innovation as are the creativity of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon. We are here now because of the many generations that have built upon innovation, the great evolved creative mind of the human being.
Because creativity builds on the past, I explore here quotes from thinkers that tap into the essence of innovation, so that you can apply the ideas to your creative work. Don’t think for a second that innovation in industry popped up a year or two ago. Great thinkers have contemplated it’s various aspects over the years.
Creativity and innovation build upon our ancestors Steve Jobs: The innovative mind of Apple.
Learning from the minds of great teachers and creatives provides the best path to learn and employ innovation. I selectively zip through the American past to find the best minds in our history so that we can learn at the feet of the best. I use here some of the best thinking about the United States to explore the ideas that are proven productive, and I intentionally have sought out some quotes that perhaps you have not yet encountered:
These thinkers about the American industry reveal truths that can be used to encourage innovation in our own day. Consider implementing the ideas of those who have gone before us by:
By Darin L. Hammond
Writer for ZipMinis and owns ZipMinis Freelance Writing. Darin Publishes across the web on sites like Technorati, BC Blog, Blog Critics, Broowaha, Demand Media Studios, and Social Media Today. Google
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