“Innovation, most of the time, is simply taking A, B, C and D — which already exist — and putting them together in a form called E.” — Wolfgang Schmitt, chairman, Rubbermaid Corp. I distinctly recall a Brinker manager meeting I attended many years ago in which a guest speaker repeatedly stressed the importance of “thinking outside the box.” But other than citing 3M’s Post-it product, he was unable to provide any specific insight ...
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