Letter to the Editor/Leserbrief

Regarding the “Real progress” editorial, BFT International, 04/2015

Dear Mr. Jahn,

In your editorial in the current issue of the BFT journal, you write about the egalitarian-inflationary usage of the word “innovation.” This is certainly thought-provoking.

Is simply the use of the word inflationary, or is it the innovations themselves? It can hardly be the latter. Innovationis different from a concept or an invention – in other words, an idea. There may be many of these. Only economic success andmarket penetration turn an invention into an innovation. Many ideas, some of which are good, may fall by the wayside on the road to real innovation.

Together with the...

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