Biologist and Nobel Prize winner Sydney Brenner on innovative thinking:

“I strongly believe that the only way to encourage innovation is to give it to the young. The young have a great advantage in that they are ignorant. Because I think ignorance in science is very important. If you’re like me and you know too much you can’t try new things. I always work in fields of which I’m totally ignorant.”

This was definitely true for me at Dorsata. We approached many things in healthcare purposefully different because we were ignorant to how things have traditionally been done. Of course this made many things more painful, but it also led to a differentiated approach and is the source of much of our success.