Innovations are not encouraged now-a-days even in laboratory, unless a business-case is provided,argued and competed successfully. The reason is elementary, they are resource intensive, both in time and material.
So essentially, if any one says that he is an "Innovator" but fails to build a sustainable business out of it, that so called "innovation" has no meaning.
What else would you do with it?
The only vested interest I have in FAASOS is that I have eaten a lot of their "Potato Wrap" and "Egg Wrap" and still continue to do, whenever I pass their outlet.
Defending someone whom you admire and respect, for what they have managed to built, is not "vested interest".
Credit should be given, wherever due.
I may not have succeeded during my 52 months as a founder, but I surely know now, what it takes; and that there is a mega-ton of difference between articulating on an email, blog or a website and executing it in person.