The innovation age began in 1972; people born then have important innovation roles
In 1972, forty-one years ago, the Blue Marble, a famous photograph of the Earth was taken by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft, at a distance of about 45,000 kilometres (28,000 mi).º It was the first time we saw our planet from space. That same year Bhutan instituted Gross National Happiness (GNH) and not Gross National Product (GNP) as a sign of well-being, an alternate view of what success means.
People born in that era appreciate opportunities to enliven new ideas, make new decisions and take new actions. Ones that engage people to support, sustain and enable life and vitality to flourish. Innovation is in their blood. World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 can be used as a time to open the door for that expression and to act on visions, hopes and future dreams.
Watch this brief video for an insight into an innovation-era world view. Have you others to share?
Marci Segal, MS. Freeing leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures.