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Innovation commodity


The word innovation continues to be devalued by overusage. Last night I saw two consecutive TV ads for ordinary consumer products using the buzzword right in their advertising: spray paint and kitty litter. We could debate whether these products are or aren’t innovative (and of course that requires the elusive definition of innovation) but my point is more that the word itself is seemingly being used without much discrimination, and of course, is rapidly losing value, being presented now as a commodity.

Krylon has even claimed the word for their corporate slogan. I thought 3M had that one already.


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