Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Don't worry ... Be crappy

Recently i gave a short speech on innovation which i believe PASSION is the first article of faith in INNOVATION. And innovation is an equation that will never complete without having Apple culture being mentioned.

But before i tread carefully with my words to inspire about innovation with the DREAM of heading to our office, switching on our laptop, starting with a clean sheet of paper, the hours ahead of us to grow - to do something better, to develop our ideas further and t0 improve our capabilities,BUT  i'm deeply troubled with the way we live with.

Somehow it doesn't often feel like that, Most of us in most businessess heading straight for new coffee machine, then to our email-laden inboxes, followed by a sequence of hours-long review meeting or click open our hundred-page documents.

We have little to think. We spend most of our business lives with our heads down. Doing what we did,reviewing what we have done, doing more of what we have always done. Endless pursuit for more information,more details analysis, faster reporting and get caught is spreadsheet trap.
This lead to quote of what Edward De Bono said, "Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see."

It's time for ReTHINK...Be Different.

Let me get to the irrestible tendecy of having innovation and Apple's founder Steve job next to each other to be explained.

Apple is on a roll and we want to know how Steve Jobs does it. The Steve Jobs way is, in a word, passion. 

Passion drives his perseverance and momentum through setbacks. 
Passion obliges his attention to detail. 
Passion necessitates his intense focus. 
Passion fuels his outbursts. 
Passion compels him to encourage those around him. 
Passion urges him to compete with himself. 
Passion informs his decisions. 

I recounts of an articles that i read on what Steve Jobs said .

“I think you should go get a job as a busboy or something until you find something you’re really passionate about.” He believes that “about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. 

You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. It’s really tough and it consumes your life.” 

You have to be burning with “an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right.” If you’re not passionate from the start, you’ll never stick it out."
And this is some of the rudimentary ideas that i shared during my presentation.


I leave you this evening with following words.Words to inspire you to have courage to follow your passion even if you have to stray slightly off the beaten path.

“Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible; he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.”