A 270 Year Old Mathematical Formula Can Teach Us A Lot About Innovation

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Summary… * Machine-Made


by Greg SatellAccountants tell us that numbers don’t lie, because for them numbers are the same as facts.
For example, the development of non-Euclidean geometry in the early 1800s paved the way for Einstein’s general relativity a century later.
Euler’s FormulaThe focus of Stipp’s book is an equation that was first published by Leonhard Euler in 1748 but is still marvelled at today.
The Power Of TruthAs noted above, there was no way for Euler to know what the practical value of his famous formula would be.
His first book, Mapping #Innovation, was selected as one of the best business books of 2017 by 800-CEO-READ.

Opinion… * Man-Made


We are too quick to discard ideas that we can’t immediately make use of. Because of this, we often fail to account for the fact that the most useful things often seem useless at first. #Innovation #Trend