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The process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay. … To be called an innovation, an idea must be replicable at an economical cost and must satisfy a specific need. Innovation involves a deliberate application of information, imagination and initiative in deriving greater or different values from resources, and includes all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful products.

In business, innovation often results when ideas are applied by the company in order to further satisfy the needs and expectations of the customers.
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While Changemakers, Social change agents… innovates to make a Positive social change that improves the lives of individuals and communities in our society, others innovate to continue making negative change subtly while we Changemakers struggles through the circle. They innovate to get us to question and reject who we are, our identity, what we must be to be beautiful, what our worth is based on and what we must be to be among/belong while they continue to innovate and smile to the bank.

It is never ending….

And this brings me to my ponderings, when does it become a negative innovation? Can Positive innovation fight Negative Innovation or isn’t innovation meant to be INNOVATION!

Many products and services that are seen as and confirmed dangerous to health are being innovatively improved to be accepted and demanded. Humans sit down to come up with a product that will make me hate my appearance, yes it is innovation according to the definition above because when they create it, they get us to want and yearn for it through their marketing gimmicks and that justifies the customer need.

I guess we can only conquer that negative innovative influence with a positive innovative influence. Tough one yet doable…

We can stand for who we are and what we believe in being Body COnfident and knowing very well that most innovation, especially around beauty and lifestyle, may come later in life with some painful outcome.

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Ogo Maduewesi

Ogo Maduewesi is a podcaster, author in making, an optimist, a changemaker, Digital storyteller and innovator, a believer of positivity and active thinking. Founder/CEO of Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation VITSAF, and Outer Shell Africa Communications OUTERSAC. Your Body Confidence, Your Positive Body-image, Your Psychosocial Health and You, Leading the Life you want irrespective of your ‘negative’ physical appearance challenges, My life goal and purpose.

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