Here's to the visionaries

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution - Albert Einstein When Alexander Fleming first published his discovery of penicillin, no one noticed. When Xerox executives first got a look at the Alto — the machine that would become the model for the Macintosh seven years later — they didn’t see what the big deal was. When Jim Allison first showed pharmaceutical leaders his idea for cancer immunotherapy, not one would invest in it.

We often assume that the next big thing will be obvious, but in truth, it often starts out looking like nothing at all.

Looking at history, when some idea, conception, innovation, truly has the power to change the world, the world isn’t ready for it. It needs to build advocacy, gain traction among a particular industry or field, and combine with other innovations before it can make an impact.

But no one ever tells you that. We think inform…
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