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

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Epilogue: Where Innovators Can Take Capitalism

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

—DALAI LAMA XIV

Homage to Milton Friedman

I’m a capitalist. I like the prosperity that capitalism can bring. Free enterprise, the best economic system that I have seen to date, rewards entrepreneurship and risk taking, both of which are an innovator’s juice. However, as in any large system, there is a lot of room to wreak havoc. Unless entrepreneurs and business executives themselves understand the role of business in society and how to engender trust among the public, free enterprise can come crashing down. Resources, for example, should mean far more than just labor and capital goods; they need to include people ...

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