The five stages of innovation

1. People deny that the innovation is required.
2. People deny that the innovation is effective.
3. People deny that the innovation is important.
4. People deny that the innovation will justify the effort required to adopt it.
5. People accept and adopt the innovation, enjoy its benefits, attribute it to people other than the innovator, and deny the existence of stages 1 to 4.

©AC 2005. Inspired by Alexander von Humboldt’s ‘Three Stages Of Scientific Discovery’, as referenced by Bill Bryson in his book, ‘A Short History Of Nearly Everything’.

Not applicable of course to courageous early adopters of innovation everywhere.

Early adoption of innovation might not be natural to everyone – but it is an option worth considering, especially if you have a feeling that the present situation can be improved.

This is a Quote I recently found, that I really liked. In reading some of Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross work. I really like quotes in general and I’m thinking of adding a quote file to my blog page, so if you have any good quotes that you like, that you would like to share, I would like see it. You could just post it anytime. Thanks!


4 responses »

  1. That is so true of people. They deny and accept things in life so differently and with unique perspectives. I also enjoy quotes, so I will keep posted! Thanks!

  2. I have always liked this one!

    “I didn’t mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.”

    Babe Ruth

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