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Six Greatest Ideas for Creativity and Innovation

Idea 1: Four ways of causing something new to exist

To create is always to do something new.

Martin Luther, German the ologian who inspired the Protestant Reformation

‘It seems almost impossible, Mr Ford,’ a visitor once told the industrialist, ‘that a man, starting 25 years ago with practically nothing, could accomplish all this.’

‘You say that I started with practically nothing,’ Henry Ford replied, ‘but that's hardly correct. Every man starts with all there is. Everything is here – the essence and substance of all there is.’

Henry Ford was philosophically right. The potenal materials – the elements, constituents or substances of which something can be made or composed – are indeed all here in ...

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