Question success.

Not every success needs to be abandoned drastically, but every success needs to be questioned drastically. Do interesting substitutes exist? Are radical alternatives receiving compounding attention? You need to consider innovations far afield, ones that are not “on the same mountain.” Are there innovations that are changing the rules of the game? Beware of minor incremental improvements–slight baby steps on the same mountain. These can be a form of denial. Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, declares “Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.”



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