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I’ve finished that book some time ago already (four years, to be exact) and here is what I noted:

Knowledge is the stuff from which new ideas are made. Nonetheless, knowledge alone won’t make a person creative.

The real key to being creative lies in what we do with our knowledge.

We have a situation where people know more and more about less and less.

Innovation is usually the result of connections of past experience. But if you have the same experiences as everybody else, you’re unlikely to look in a different direction.

The truth contained in those short four sentences above is already widely known, but worth repeating over and over again. It is highly unlikely, especially now, that one person alone will make a groundbreaking innovation. At any rate, it is very difficult. Easier is to build on each other’s ideas. For that, you need to keep an open mind and respect experience of others. This, in part, is also what the below quote says:

Luciano de Crescenzo: “We are all angels with just one wing – we can only fly while embracing one another.”

 

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