Innovation lifecycle: networks are key for success

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Have you ever wondered how good ideas come into being? Most people think that a few geniuses sit quietly in their labs and construction offices and are suddenly struck by inspira-tion. In reality, however, these eureka moments are rare. In fact, most inventions are developed with the help of a network. In his book “Where Good Ideas Come From” (which I will present in more detail in other blog entries), Steven Johnson shows that some environments tend to nip new ideas in the bud, while others foster them.