Innovation is driven by the informed choice of constraints, not by the elimination of constraints. Ask yourself this question: “Is innovation caused, or is it serendipitous?” The answer is almost certainly “yes.”
Spend a little time with any strong innovation leader and you will find someone who is very comfortable living with this seemingly contradictory notion. On the surface, innovation often appears random — something that just seems to happen when creative people do creative stuff in creative ways.
Via Fouad Bendris