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

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Chapter 4. Mutation or Innovation?

I GREW UP IN NEW JERSEY (EXIT 159). COMPARED TO MY CURrent domicile in Minnesota, things were edgier. Speech was more direct. Confrontation was a part of life and was cherished. Truth came without hesitation and without makeup on. And the expressions were a bit more colorful.

Cars were a big part of our lives and were a significant determinant of status. Much time was spent discussing them, and we boys all thought ourselves experts on the subject. One day, on the bus on the way to school, someone was describing the car he had just purchased and was working on. I do not recall the make or model, but it was not a type of car that would inspire envy among his peers.

He described in detail the things he had done to ...

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