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Something Really New: Three Simple Steps to Creating Truly Innovative Products by Denis J. Hauptly

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Chapter . Introduction: Let’s Get Started

EVERY INNOVATION HAS A SPECIAL MOMENT. THERE COMES A brief flash when you recognize that you have crossed some barrier, gained some significant new insight, or developed some new paradigm. This story involves one of those moments, and it sets the stage for much of what is to follow in this book.

In the late 1980s, I was part of a group of government officials and judges from the United States who had been asked to spend several days in discussions with policy officials from the Italian judiciary in Rome. It was at a time when there had been several terrorist attacks in Italy, and I have vivid recollections of being picked up at the airport and driven to my hotel in what amounted to an armored car, and eating ...

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