Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2011


Robert Dryden

Course Title

Communication and Team Building

Course Number

ETM 522


Innovation can be seen as the process that renews something that exists and not, as is commonly assumed, the introduction of something new. “History should be our guide. The United States led the world’s economies in the 20th century because we led the world in innovation. Today, the competition is keener; the challenge is tougher; and that is why innovation is more important than ever. It is the key to good, new jobs for the 21st century. That’s how we will ensure a high quality of life for this generation and future generations. With these investments, we’re planting the seeds of progress for our country, and good-paying, private-sector jobs for the American people.” — President Barack Obama, August 2009 Innovation being so important for human as well as world development must be studied from its origin, right up to its demise. But, where is its origin? How can we answer this question? Or even better, where is the best place for innovation to originate? In this report we have tried to simplify and answer this question. Innovation is no doubt created inside the human mind, it‘s the birth of an idea that triggers a revolution. It is entangled with phenomena such as ―Team Work‖, ―Entrepreneurship (Individual Work)‖, and ―Mass Collaborations‖. We have tried to study and represent the pro‘s and con‘s of each aspect with individual, Team and Social perspectives interspersed with examples of innovation that set benchmarks for Global Businesses and New Product Markets.


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