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A Familiar Problem

Being too close toor distant froma situation can thwart innovation. Here are some ideas to help executives put ideas into action

Consider these two scenarios:

1. You walk into a meeting with a great idea. You're full of anticipation for the excitement it's going to cause, only to be met by the comment: "That's just like 'X'—it's been done before." The idea is dismissed and you leave, perplexed and deflated.