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'We like to bring together people from radically different fields and wait for the friction to produce heat, light and magic. Sometimes it takes a while.'
'Ok everyone, we want fresh ideas. There's no point in reinventing the...the...errmm...'
'It's not easy being ahead of your time.'
'For cryin' out loud, would it bankrupt us to buy a new remote?!'
"My people have worked out many, many things to do with feathers."
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Cave man invents wheel, but uses it as a paper-weight.
'Whoa...crushing the will to live and an illusion of full employment! You really are ahead of your time, Igor.'
"Still it would be a great mistake to abandon your work on the perpetual motion machine."
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'When we talked about changing the firms image I was thinking more about a new letterhead.'
'No, I don't mind taking time out of my busy schedule to listen to your preposterous proposals for employee incentives. After all, until just now you were a much valued member of staff.'
'There's talk of innovation out here. Winds of change are headed your way. Lock your door, pull the shades and hide under your desk.'
'Smith, we need more creativity. You have to learn to think outside the box.'
"I'll keep thinking inside the box as long as they let me smoke in the box."
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"Any word back from the TED conference?"
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'They never let you forget that your intellectual property belongs to them.'
A truck salts the road.
"My door is always open. My mind, not so much."
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'Wow, breathing! What a concept.'
'Hey weirdo, where do you think you're going?'
"I can't imagine why we didn't think of this before."
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'Your proposal is innovative but I'm afraid I can't use it. I'm comfortable with the current failing procedures.'
'That's Fred, the new hire. He's one of those corporate renaissance types who erases organization-chart boundaries wherever he goes!'
Problem Solving: Man rows desert island to land.
Urban Ice Fishing