"Performance improvement is blind to the lineage of good ideas."
~ Chris Brogan, CEO, Owner Media Group (dedicated to helping owners grow their business through improving their capabilities and connections), and author of 'Benchmarking for Best Practices';
Ideas, in and of themselves, are cheap. Execution is what matters.
Put it in another way:
In business, the only thing that matters with an idea is whether it improves your performance.
Where the idea originally came from is strictly academic.