Factoid of the Day: Revenge of the Non-Specialist

danpinkfrom Daniel Pink’s Weblog:

Yesterday afternoon, I was reading Jerry de Jaager and Jim Ericson’s smart new book, See New Now, and came across this stunner:

“A study of the top fifty game-changing innovations over a hundred-year period showed that nearly 80 percent of those innovations were sparked by someone whose primary expertise was outside the field in which the innovation breakthrough took place.”

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One Response to Factoid of the Day: Revenge of the Non-Specialist

  1. jerrydej says:

    Thanks for mentioning our book! If your readers would like to download a free pdf of the part of the book this quote comes from (and also see a lot of the rest of the book for free), they can go to our website, http://www.seenewnow.com, click on the “look inside” icon, and then scroll down to the eighth item, “The Louis Armstrong Effect.” Clicking on the image opens the pdf, which can be read online and downloaded.

    Jerry de Jaager

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