In a Fortune magazine article by Derek Lidow, I read about how William Shockley co-invented one of the most important technologies shaping our world today – the transistor – and then failed to commercialize it because of poor interpersonal skills and the inability to be an entrepreneurial leader.

Ideas are like bellybuttons. Or opinions. Everybody’s got one. And the best ideas out there aren’t worth anything unless they’re transformed into something we desire. Oftentimes, that’s best accomplished by people who come from outside the industries they disrupt.

As Lidow writes, “Companies don’t innovate, only leaders do.”

Read the entire commentary by Lidow here to figure out how a the taco fits into this…and pass the hot sauce when you’re done.

So sayeth the StickMonkey

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