Last night I was able to spend some quality time on the phone with one of my most trusted and cherished friends. Val has always supported my wild and seemingly improbably ideas, and has a penchant for pretty expansive thinking in her own right. So it isn’t surprising that we spent some time talking about innovation and the importance of always moving forward. It reminded me of something I read this week in the Harvard Business Review, which really spoke to me:

…I’m asked with some regularity, “So, what is innovation anyhow? How would you…”? (eyebrows usually furrow here) “… define it?” Since I don’t particularly enjoy debating definitions, I usually respond by saying: “That’s a difficult question. But one thing is for sure: If you’re not pissing someone off, it’s probably not innovation.”

Read the full piece here.

(Another quote that speaks to me in a similar way, is by Victor Hugo: “One can resist the invasion of an army, but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”)