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Anton Hoes on Invention: “Core to the model is the observation that innovation spreads from person to person. It is a mentality, that we pick up from others. Of my sample of inventors, active c.1550-1850, the vast majority of them had had some kind of contact with an inventor before inventing anything themselves…Everything else we worry about when promoting innovation, from funding to intellectual property rights, or from education to social acceptance, is in a sense downstream of it.”

Jim Collins’ Hedgehog Concept’s 3 questions: “What you can be the best in the world at? What drives your economic engine? What you are deeply passionate about.”

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann. “And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” (First pointed to me by Atanu Dey.)



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Rajesh Jain

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