One of the flaws in the way we recount stories of innovation is that we unfairly single out individuals, ignoring the contribution of lesser mortals.

Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley

A British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics.

Innovation is a complex, messy, and collective process

We often associate a new invention with a single creator. However, that’s an oversimplification of how innovation operates. Even the most creative people don’t work in a vacuum. They’re always influenced by the tools, technologies, ideas, and social structures that surround them. This often means multiple forces contribute to an innovation, even when one person takes the credit.

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How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom (Book) by Matt Ridley

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management
  • creative genius
  • Innovation
  • misconceptions
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