Innovation seems magical. Like Steve Jobs in a black turtleneck showing off his new wonder or the simple fact that we carry devices in our pockets more powerful than the computers that put a man on the moon.
So it’s not surprising that the path to innovation is shrouded in mystery, something only to be undertaken by those dazzling intelligence, incredible daring and a certain flair.
However, in truth, there is an astonishing amount of agreement among experts on how to go about it. From scientists, to economists to entrepreneurs, the same themes repeat themselves with almost metronomic regularity. So while the endpoint of any innovative process is impossible to determine, the path to innovation is well paved.