Making Innovation IntentionalInnovation Is a Butterfly: Where’s My Net?

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

—Thomas A. Edison

We’ve all seen them—posters that proclaim that a company is an innovative company, that innovation comes from everywhere, and that it is everyone’s duty to innovate. While these statements may be true, we also know that simply posting a slogan, even with noble intent and firm belief, will not make a company innovative. Nor will the absence of such things prevent innovation from occurring. While there is nothing wrong with promoting an innovative culture in these ...

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