Is the Ego the Enemy of Innovation? Home › Forums › Acquisitions › Is the Ego the Enemy of Innovation? This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Lauren Modeen 7 years, 3 months ago. Author Posts August 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm #140031 Lauren ModeenParticipant I recently started reading Economist Tom Harford’s Why Success Always Starts With Failure. He says that “success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right first time.” Furthermore, I’ve heard some say recently that the “ego is the enemy of innovation.” What do you think? Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.