Benchmarking is not the identical thing with exnovation but can be considered one of the patterns and use cases of this process; e.g. benchmarking is not used to stop innovation deliberately.
Thank you for your feedback and ideas Dan Conine. I value your opinion.
Ideas are ideas coming from our higher self via inspiration. It is the meaning we add to them. We are all different, unique, have different mindset, values, and purposes.
Some of us create, nurture, and extend ideas.
Some of us criticize and destroy them.
As an inventor, innovator, and a transformative leader, I choose to create, nurture, and extend them.
My views on theory vs practice can be reviewed from this article.