Four Common Denominators of the Innovator’s Attitude #4: Doing Trumps Thinking, but Thinking Comes First.


In last week’s post I wrote about disruption… and the importance of steering by your inner compass if you want to be disruptive. Elon musk is one of the most disruptive thinkers of our time, and yet when he describes his day, he says this: “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.”  It’s clear. Innovation is about doing. The actions you take in the world...

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Four Common Denominators of the Innovator’s Attitude #2: Give up the Good for the Great.


“Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission.” – Peter Drucker Richard Branson started an airline because his plane from Puerto Rico to his lover in the British Virgin Islands was cancelled. Mark Zuckerberg created the first version of Facebook to help students find hot dates. Elon Musk started Tesla to reduce global warming.  Innovators are driven to make things better, and they take risks on...

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“Do what you love, the money will follow.” The rest of the story.


Do what you love, the money will follow. Popularized in the 90s by a self-help book of the same title this idea was then revisited 15 years later in another successful book, The Secret. Ideas like these have led millions of  personal development seekers to believe that all you have to do is change your thinking, and your life will change. But when you do and it doesn’t you’re left wondering, “What did I do wrong?” Too good to be true?  What’s missing in this magic formula...

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Success has 2 personalities: Why you need both


In last week’s post, I asked you to define your success formula and score yourself at the end of the week according to how your activities added up. (If you didn’t see that post, have a quick look and create your own personal formula for success now.)   This week I have four questions for you. What’s your formula? How did you score? Is it working? If not, what’s missing? Success is something you must define for yourself. For the relief worker, it’s saving lives....

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What’s Your Success Formula?


How do you measure success? How do you assess your strategy for life? Is it based on how you feel? How much money you make? How many likes you get on your Facebook posts? “Before you climb that ladder of success make sure it’s leaning against the right wall.” Stephen Covey wanted you take time now to ensure that your life today is taking  you where you want to go. So how to do that? What is the right success formula for you? I first asked myself this question when I...

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Your thoughts become you.


Look around you. Go on… look up from your screen right now and take a look around you. Everything you see – everything in this physical world – got its start with a thought. Someone like you had a problem and looked for a solution to that problem. Because they looked, they came up with an idea for a pen or a phone or a computer or the stand the computer sits on. From their idea they developed a product, they branded it and they marketed it. Then voilà. Somehow...

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