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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Need for Outside Perspective for Innovative Breakthroughs

 Outside and economically relevant.

Why Outside Perspectives Are Critical for Innovation Breakthroughs

Lessons from the story of Dr. Patricia Bath, the inventor of modern cataract surgery and the first African American woman to receive a medical patent.

Jean-Louis Barsoux, Cyril Bouquet, and Michael Wade 

Innovation is widely viewed as an engine of progress — not only for driving economic growth, but also for bringing vital improvements in a variety of domains, from science and medicine to inequality and sustainability.

Anyone can have a good idea, so you could expect the distribution of U.S. patents to resemble the demographics of the workplace. Of course, this is far from the case. Multiple studies have shown that two groups lag far behind in terms of leadership in innovation: women and African Americans.  .... '

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