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Will the profile of innovators change?

Who are the innovators

A recent study by the ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation) gave us some inside information about who the innovators are in the United States. “Immigrants, we get the job done.” This is the cry of Lafayette and Alexander Hamilton in recent blockbuster musical Hamilton, and the ITIF study shows us it is no joke. … Continued

The 10 Characteristics of Great Innovators

10 Qualities of Great Innovators

Are you an innovator? Many people have a pretty narrow definition of an innovator. They assume that if they don’t invent things and hold multiple patents, they aren’t very innovative. In reality, many inventors don’t have patents or products. Some innovators generate ideas, others bring those ideas to reality, while still others are advocates, leaders, … Continued

What do Great Innovators Have in Common?

Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Coincidentally enough, curiosity and risk taking comprise one of the most imperative qualities of great innovators: the ability to encourage risk taking. Einstein, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Nellie Bly, Henry Ford: these pioneers in their fields all had at least one … Continued