Innovation is Easy -- Just Stop 'Best Practices'
Innovation is about exploitation, collaboration, re-purposing, as well as brand new. Innovation is about new, improved, and against the grain.
Investors are in search of only two things: the proven and the potential. Getting in on the bottom floor of a new idea, new product, new purpose, or new model is always a strong appeal to some.
As the seminal icon of innovation said in past ad campaigns, "Think Different." Not proper English, but an effective mantra for those who want to create a distinct or innovative brand.
Don't copy; compete.
Don't follow; lead.
Don't do; do something else.
Got an idea that breaks the mold? As another branding icon's theme and directive says, "Just do it!"
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