The recent National Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston got me thinking about innovation in a new way. It made me realize that innovation is a practice as much as it is a discovery – that it's not attainable for just a few, but available for all.
It can be about process as much as about product. It involves something new, but not always a new device. Technology is usually, though not always, the enabler. You don't have to be a Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Madame Curie, Molly Coye or Wendy Everett to be part of the innovation gang.
You just have to be alert, maybe adjust the way you look at things a bit, and stay on your toes.