By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

So much American heroes aren't in our historical past books, nor have they got monuments erected of their honor. Their names aren't within the headline information or memorialized in tune. the genuine hero is just an individual who makes a difference-large or small-in the lives of others.

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Internal feedback during the early stages as well as external feedback during market testing and commercialization can guide the efforts of inventors and improve their performance. Without that, there can be lots of noise but little music. indd 20 5/21/09 9:40:22 AM The Rise of the “Innovation Horn” 21 corporate new product development efforts, and for targeted efforts which are less likely to waste the energy of star performers. Less wasted energy means less fatigue among innovators. In this model, there is still dissipated and trapped energy.

For example, Kleenex® facial tissue was actually launched as a cold cream removal aid—a niche product. However, numerous letters from the public revealed that the soft tissue was valued for its role as a disposable handkerchief. Learning from the marketplace, not from research prior to launching, allowed Kimberly-Clark to completely reposition their tissue product to become one of the world’s most famous and useful brands, offering a classic example of a disruptive innovation. With a better feedback loop according to the “Horn of Innovation™,” the process might have been much faster and more efficient.

Indd 21 5/21/09 9:40:22 AM 22 The Funnel vs. the “Horn of Innovation” could be played, and complete scales were out of the question. J. 4,5 With the discovery of “hand stopping,” notes could be played that were not in the harmonic series. Full scales were possible and new possibilities arose for melodic playing. His innovation is considered to be one of the most important in the development of the horn. (As with many innovations, there are legitimate questions about misappropriated credit. 6) The invention might have faded if Hampel had not made efforts to teach it to others who had the energy and skills to carry it to others.

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