Is being sensible a superpower for innovation?

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I’ve recently been described as ’sensible’ by three different people that I work with. On each occasion, I felt my ego briefly flare-up. Part of me bristled at being described in such mundane terms. “Sensible? Sensible?!? Hardly. I work in innovation. I’m a snowboarder. I’ve got scars from walking through a glass door in Tenerife. Sensible??? Pffft.”