Update Papers: STARTER KIT FOR ESTABLISHING INNOVATION CULTURE
The American Thomas Alva Edison was one of the greatest innovators in modern history. Credits for the telegraph, the phonograph and the distribution of the light bulb belong to him. However, Edison enriched the world with many more ideas. In his 84 years of living, he applied for 1093 patents, almost 70 in 1884, a new invention every five days. Were they all implemented? No. Did he make mistakes? Plenty. However, Edison never lost his determination. Worked tirelessly. Highly motivated. Versatilely interested. The Edison principle still applies today. Innovation is rarely a result of chance; it is based on hard work and perseverance. What Steve Jobs demanded of himself and his development teams has long been legendary: »Innovation is saying ‹no› to 1000 things.« That exactly is the challenge for companies.