When innovation happens, it usually happens simultaneously

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The concept that when you come up with an idea / innovation, it's often the case that one or more others also have that same idea too. Examples from history: light bulb, flight, steam engine. It happens because it usually was the right time for the idea, where a number of other ideas had come together to allow it.

Related: ■ With new innovation, the biggest threat is indifference, not competition

Related quote: ❝ If you have an idea you’re excited about and you don’t bring it to life, it’s not uncommon for the idea to find its voice through another maker