It’s sometimes good to take note of critics to keep us in check. We enjoyed this piece – highlighting the tendency to wheel out the same old creativity and innovation examples:
A few tales of innovation are recycled among the genre’s mythmakers: Procter & Gamble’s development of the Swiffer, Bob Dylan’s recording of “Like a Rolling Stone” and 3M’s invention of the Post-it Note. So too are the group’s favorite heroes: Einstein, Gandhi, Picasso, Warhol and the Beatles.
The recurrence of these same stories and figures among the self-styled experts reveals that “Those who urge us to ‘think different’ … almost never do so themselves.”
Thanks to Christian Jarrett for sharing this with us.