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Innovation with a conscience

Human Values are the hard stuff of innovation

Human Values are the hard stuff of innovation

Bob Dylan recently won the Noble Prize for Literature, and one of his iconic songs opens and closes with these lyrics:

Come gather 'round people wherever you roam
And admit that the waters around you have grown
…You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Awakening the Creator Within

Just before the turn of the new millennium, I wrote the following opening lines to my 3rd book, Flash of Brilliance:

The Moral Compass behind the "Invisible Hand"

Adam Smith has some critical lessons for us to learn now about the root cause of the "economic tsumani" that gripped the world starting in 2008

While there may be many "technical" causes of the worldwide recession started in 2008, there is one deeper cause that stands out.

Do we innovate as humanitarians or technicians?

We face a poignant choice in what, how and why we innovate. The quality of our collective lives is at stake.

I still remember the chair I was sitting in on July 21, 1969 when I watched astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon. I was thrilled and enthralled. But little did I know how much that moment would change the way we see our lives and our work today.

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