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Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation by Debra Kaye

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5They Made It; We Borrow It

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

—WOODROW WILSON

World Mining: Connecting Good Ideas, Materials, and Technologies from Other Industries

Connecting to and building on other people’s ideas and insights can compensate you better than the exclusivity of building something from scratch. Why try to come up with an original idea when someone else has already done the hard work for you? All great innovators cast a wide net to incite creative thought by looking beyond their category and into analogous businesses around the world. Is there a new product or process from another industry that you can make disruptive in your market? Take it. Good ideas are everywhere, but only you can make them ...

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