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A Tale of Two Adhesives

In the annals of¬†creativity, we hear frequently of the creation of the Post-It Note, used as an example of how¬†creativity happens. A similar example is the creation of Super Glue. (The man known as the inventor of Super Glue, Harry Coover, died this week.) Here’s one thing these stories have in common: they are both […]

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Creative Destruction

I have long liked the term “creative destruction,” which says in no uncertain terms that the creation of something new inevitably destroys something else. And, of course, means that in a good way. So my attention was grabbed by this headline at The New York Times web site: “Microsoft’s Creative Destruction.” I assumed this was […]

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Are Creativity and Innovation the Same Thing?

“Creativity” is notoriously difficult to define, with a common excuse for the failure to do so being that creativity is multivariate – it occurs in many different forms and in many different domains. “Innovation” also appears difficult to define, but I might argue that the difficulty here is sloppiness: it has become a buzzword so […]

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