Smoking Factories of Innovation

I have to put up with a lot of talk about of how to create organizations that generate innovation. Smoke bellowing factories of innovation fed by train loads of recently clearcut ideas.

So I liked these two quotes that crossed my screen yesterday.

“Great ideas, it has been said, come into the world as gently as doves. Perhaps then, if we listen attentively, we shall hear amid the uproar of empires and nations, a faint flutter of wings, a gentle stirring of life and hope. Some will say that this hope lies in a nation; others in a man. I believe rather that it is awakened, revived, nourished by millions of solitary individuals whose deeds and works every day negate frontiers and the crudest implications of history. As a result, there shines forth fleetingly the ever-threatened truth that each and every man, on the foundation of his own sufferings and joys, builds for all.” ~ Albert Camus

and this one too, which though from an entirely different context strikes me as one of the things that makes open source work.

“No missed deadlines, only missed opportunities.”

Well, gotta run.

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