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Saturday, November 12, 2005  

Getting lost is a beautiful thing

Some inspiring thoughts from an interesting article on James West, inventors, patents, and where the US stands in the future of innovation:
"When inventors work independently, the invention itself is seen as an opportunity, whereas in the corporate world accidents are seen as failures," said Peter Arnell, a marketing consultant who coaches companies about innovation. "When people exist outside of the corporate model and have vision and passion, then accidents and getting lost are beautiful things."

And thoughts on failure and success by an accomplished inventor:
"I think I've had more failures than successes, but I don't see the failures as mistakes because I always learned something from those experiences," Mr. West said. "I see them as having not achieved the initial goal, nothing more than that."

(cross-posted at Los Anjalis)

posted by Anjali Taneja | 11/12/2005 09:55:00 PM | |


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