When you think of standard business practices, a few things come to mind. The organizational chart, performance appraisals, payroll confidentiality, etc.
There is a common misconception about great ideas, whether it be new products or new pitches. Often when presenting the new idea to the world, it is too easy to believe that the world will adopt it on merit alone.
Thomas Edison didn’t try ten thousand times before inventing the lightbulb. That notion is false on three different fronts. Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb so much as he refined it.