The five stages of innovation

By Chris on August 26, 2010 in Humourous

1.    People deny that the innovation is required.
2.    People deny that the innovation is effective.
3.    People deny that the innovation is important.
4.    People deny that the innovation will justify the effort required to adopt it.
5.    People accept and adopt the innovation, enjoy its benefits, attribute it to people other than the innovator, and deny the existence of stages 1 to 4.

©AC 2005.  Inspired by Alexander von Humboldt’s ‘Three Stages Of Scientific Discovery’, as referenced by Bill Bryson in his book, ‘A Short History Of Nearly Everything’.


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