Today I ran across this quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
As for the future, your task is not to see it, but to enable it.
That could be the innovation mantra.
We innovate when there is a gap between where we are and where we want to be. We can do this in a number of ways, and many of the most important ones come from changing the way we think about things, or the way we do things.
And it’s not enough to just see the future – it’s not enough to just have the great idea.
We have to enable the future – we have to make the idea real.
As I’ve said before, our job is to invent the future.
(picture from flickr/GO_TO_2040 under a Creative Commons license)