Invention Is a Flower, Innovation Is a Weed

This is a classic from 1999 from the inventor of Ethernet, Bob Metcalfe.

Why should you listen to me about innovation? Maybe you shouldn’t. (Especially if what you need is gentle encouragement.)


  1. Selling Matters
  2. At a Startup, Jobs Grow Faster Than People
  3. Don’t Hire-Recruit
  4. People Have Operating Ranges
  5. Don’t Listen to Your Customers
  6. Plan for Success
  7. Be an Entrepreneur, Not a Visionary
  8. Know Your Own Operating Range