What is innovation? A brief history in quotes.


“The Athenians are addicted to innovation, and their designs are characterized by swiftness alike in conception and execution.”
                                                           - Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War(c400 BCE)

I got interested by the history of “innovation”. It turns out it’s old.  And opinions of what it is, and whether it’s good, have evolved over time.  So, I figured it would be fun, and possibly instructive, to put together a one-page history of innovation in quotes – from Thucydides to Management Consultancy, or something like that.  Here’s a draft pdf.  You'll probably have to zoom in to read it.  It prints nicely in A3 landscape.  Contributions very welcome!