The Exile of Innovation

“…over time all organizations tend to become more important than their founding mission. When this happens they will actively enforce conformity, codify behavior, and actively weed out dissent… 

It is because of this that innovators are seen as rebels, dissenters, and upstarts. They are almost always marginalized because their very existence and nature implies that things are not as they should, or could, be. In other words, the very act of innovation involves an implied critique." 

Alan Hirsh - The Exiling of the APE's (unpublished material from The Permanent Revolution)

Innovation is fun to talk about in an abstract way, but most organizations (and churches) are more than a little allergic to actual innovation and innovators. 

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