Innovation Happens When Ideas Have Sex


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Manufacture the best bicycles, and you profit handsomely; come up with the idea of the bicycle, and you get nothing because it is soon copied. If innovators are people who make ideas, rather than things, how can they profit from them? Does society need to invent a special mechanism to surround new ideas with fences, to make them more like houses and fields?

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Stephen B. | InventionAddict August 14, 2010 at 16:40

I think it starts when the idea have sex. I used to tell my team at Motorola that around here ideas have a gestation period similiar to elephants, aroud 24 months. It would take two years of talking, prototyping, and pitching ideas before anyone would even pay attention to the idea.


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