A new book called "Where Good Ideas Come From" concludes that innovations usually occur when ideas from different people "bump against each other" and spawn a winning combination. But have you ever been struck with a great idea of your own making? If so, did it meet with resistance, and did it turn out to be a success?
Success Editors on October 11, 2010 12:00 AM
Even after one person's 'a-ha! moment,' success often comes when an array of people 'bump into each other' and think of new solutions. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial's education center will be unlike anything that has ever been done.
Posted by Jan Scruggs, on October 11, 2010 12:00 AM
I told the trustees 'You're right, we should not spend $10 million on a gym for five women to play basketball. Instead, let's spend $20 million on a destination venue for amateur athletics.' The bigger concept proved more compelling.
Posted by Patricia McGuire, on October 11, 2010 12:00 AM