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 very fortunate mistake. As the story goes, Spencer Silver was a chemist and a very smart man. In 1968, he worked in the […]

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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…well, to be able to brag about your accomplishments at class reunions rather than being reminded of our failures. The sad truth is, into each life must come to a little failure. […]

Innovation failures and what can you learn from them