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Innovation For Dummies
"if you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

This quiz illustrates some of the engaging new concepts in the area of creativity and innovation.

1. In the animal world the innovators are usually those creatures who are in difficulty in their group
A. True B. False

2. People tend to innovate less at the intersections or frontiers between disciplines. (The Medici Effect) For example between the domains of biology and geology or folk music and rock and roll.
A. True B. False

3. More often than not, it is better to be average in intelligence and not very creative.
A. True B. False

4. Innovation and creativity are dangerous activities
A. True B. False

5. Tendencies towards innovation or creativity in animals can be a real drawback when exploring or invading new territory.
A. True B. False

6. The origin and function of schools are to supress creativity and foster tradition over innovation.
A. True B. False

7. Marriage generally ruins or curtails a scientist's potential to innovate and create.
A. True B. False

8. Women and men express their creativity in much the same way.
A. True B. False

9. Being innovative can give one an edge in status quo situations.
A. True B. False

10. Brainstorming works best when you use a group of newly introduced people.
A. True B. False


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