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Post-It Notes: 4 Lessons for Innovators

I love the behind-the-scenes story of Post-it notes. How many of these little, yellow sorta-stickies are flagged around your house or your office? Did you know they were originally a mistake? A very fortunate mistake. As the story goes, Spencer Silver was a skilled chemist and a very smart man. In 1

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5 Innovation Failures That Changed the World

On some level, we are all afraid of failure. It’s a natural instinct to want to succeed, to be proud of your work, and to brag about your accomplishments at class reunions rather than being reminded of our failures. Each life must come to a little failure. Your project may tank in the 11th hour. […]

Innovation failures and what can you learn from them