Malcom Gladwell has an interesting article worth reading over at the New Yorker about Innovation. A quick summary is available over at PSFK. Check out Gladwell's original if you have time though.
And while I'm mentioning Malcom Gladwell, here is a wonderful little article that was featured on This American Life about Gladwell first starting out in a tough news room (It's the fourth Story in the article).
Illustration by Barry Blitt, via New Yorker