Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Innovation - Notso

Lest we forget, Adolf Hitler did social innovation, so did Margaret Thatcher, Ronald  Reagan and countless tyrants in history. Only a self-induced amnesia by a self -absorbed generation of upper middle class westerners think they got the innovation gene as a birthright. In fact, the real social innovation is going on all the time as it always has, out of sight, in landless peasants' movements, middle eastern squares and the homes of the oppressed everywhere, where getting through the day in one piece constantly concentrates the mind. 
The innovation wave is on us. There are centres for it. And recently a Toronto university got honoured for doing it. Silly me - I thought innovation came with our Darwinian territory. 

Pretty innovative to think we're the only ones doing it and know the trick.