Scott Berkun on banning the i-word:
Einstein, Ford, Picasso and Edison rarely said the word innovation and neither should you.
Ask people who say innovation what they mean. If ever anyone says the word in a meeting, ask “Can you give an example of what you mean by innovative?” If they can’t, you’ve just saved everyone in the room hours of time. Using the i-word is often a cop-out for clear thinking. They are trying to signify creativity, without actually being creative.