For instance, we have learned that innovators often get stranded on overly rigid structures, that a game sometimes yields more than traditional research, that inclusive working succeeds, but that it comes by trial and error and in small steps. Innovation requires doubt, wonder, research and experimentation, as is shown time and again.
Innovation also requires people to get their hands dirty. And often you have to embrace discomfort to move forward. Almost always, just starting pays off.
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