This blog post examines whether there is a relationship between people's age and their ability to be innovative: http://www.game-changer.net/2010/10/17/is-innovation-a-matter-of-age/#.U3ybyfldVr9
This research by Forbes looks at the differences in the level of 'enterprising traits' and innovation in companies in Europe: http://www.accaglobal.com/content/dam/acca/global/PDF-technical/small-business/europe_insightsfin2.pdf
Discuss the following questions:
- Are you surprised by any of the findings or points made in the Forbes research? For example, do you agree that entrepreneurial traits and innovation are closely linked?
- Do you think the personality types described in the research are helpful?
- What are your own views of the personal traits, skills and external factors that support innovation?