I stumbled across this blog post today: Does Innovation Have a DNA? — and I immediately started to connect this with the work that we do in education…

In the post, the author explains that prominent and influential business innovators (Jeff Bezos form Amazon, Steve Jobs from Apple, Marc Benioff from Salesforce.com) all share a common set of skills that enable them to create “disruptive innovations.”  The author concludes that these skills are skills that anyone can develop within themselves:

…the five skills of disruptive innovators:

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