Atul Gawande from his most recent book, Better:
The third requirement for success is ingenuity – thinking anew. Ingenuity is often misunderstood. It is not a matter of superior intelligence but of character. It demands more than anything a willingness to recognize failure, to not paper over the cracks, and to change. It arises from deliberate, even obsessive, reflection on failure and a constant searching for new solutions.
Even though Gawande writes about medical issues, he does so in a way that imparts a lot of wisdom that can be applied to many endeavours, including innovating.
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