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Think and Grow Digital: What the Net Generation Needs to Know to Survive and Thrive in Any Organization by Joris Merks-Benjaminsen

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NAÏVETÉ: THE SOURCE OF FUNDAMENTAL INNOVATION

Many young people enter their working lives with what you could call naïve aspirations. They want to create a better world and leave a big impression. Many professionals lose these aspirations over time, and the word naïveté has come to have a negative connotation in the minds of many senior professionals. But naïveté can also be a blessing and a power. It is the skill of asking questions without assuming that you know the answers and looking at problems with a fresh and clear mind. Naïveté is the skill of looking at people, ideas, and solutions free of prejudice. It is the source of all fundamental innovation, the type of innovation that triggers moonshots.

When they start their careers, many ...

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