Ideas vs. Innovation

In the March 2013 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, Krisztina “Z” Holly, founding executive director of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation and MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation said, “Big ideas are just that – ideas – until you execute.”

New ideas are a dime a dozen, Holly says, the real test is scaling your brainchild into a product with ubiquitous, tangible impact.

She quotes Bob Metcalfe, the founder of 3Com and inventor of Ethernet: “Invention is a flower; innovation is a weed.”

We all know which has better staying power.




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