Three weeks ago I stood at my mother’s graveside. During the few days between her death and her memorial service I searched my memory for ways to understand life from her perspective. For the first time in my life I realized that she was just 8 years old when World War II began. She was 14 when World War II ended. She graduated from high school in 1950, the year the Korean War began. The next year the U.S. began requiring men between 18-26 years of age to register for military service. My parents married in the midst of that war.
“There is little doubt that the Bible is the worlds best-selling and most widely distributed book.” (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction/)
Innovation. It simply means to do something new. You know, in a way that is different than other ways. Innovation is not essentially a criticism of other ways. It is merely another way. But it is, by definition, unconventional. Innovation defies convention, and that very defiance is a threat to the status quo.