Does it Pay to be Innovative?

Knowing our past helps us build a fuller understanding and appreciation of the innovative spirit and lends us the courage to take flight in our own direction.

According to Mr. Van Wulfen, “There are no old roads to new directions” (05/27/13). How true is this statement?

Does innovation “pay off”? Perhaps not in the monetary sense. Beyond achieving a point of successful monetary gain, the process of engaging an innovative idea — of creating something and seeing it to it’s fruition — tends to be a reward in and of itself.

Read Van Wulfen’s article, “Innovation is Not Paying Off” ( and share your own thoughts. Take a moment to identify your favorite innovator and post a comment/story about how that person inspired you!