Pearls of Wisdom
What others apprise, the same you want to,
what others avoid, the same you want to, that is why, you fail as
others, how ridiculous it is!
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn
inwards and examine ourselves.
"We, the rusting leaves, have a voice that
answers the storms, but who are you, so silent?" - "I am a mere flower."
In order to be irreplaceable one must
always be different.
If you want to succeed, you have to forge new paths and
avoid borrowed ones.
Great things are not accomplished by those
who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
The Need To Be Different
Ask yourself, "What is possible?" and not,
"what is somebody else doing?"
No one gets ahead by copying the status quo or imitating
The concept of
is far more
important today than it was ten years ago. In the emerging era of
over-communication and hyper-competition, people
are overwhelmed by choice choice of information, ideas, products, and
services. In this sea of choice, most customers have trouble making choices
about buying decisions. Choosing among multiple options is always based on
differences, implicit or explicit.
Inspirational Business Plan:
"Some men look at things
the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and
ask why not?"
Innovation Management Team:
following the rules. Innovators
succeed by breaking the rules."...
The Art of Innovation: 9 Truths
By: Guy Kawasaki
Jump to the next curve. Too many companies duke it out on the
same curve. If they were daisy wheel printer companies, they think
innovation means adding Helvetica in 24 points. Instead, they should
invent laser printing.
True innovation happens when a company jumps to
the next curve or better still,
invents the next curve, so set your
Case in Point
Put up for
adoption at an early age, dropped out of college after 6 months, slept on
friends floors, returned coke bottles for 5 cent deposits to buy food, then
went on to start Apple Computers and Pixar Animation Studios.
On June 12th
2005, Steve Jobs gave the commencement address at Stanford University. Below are
a few clips from his powerful speech.
"When I was 17,
I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your
last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and
since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and
asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I
am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days
in a row, I know I need to change something."...
12 Rules of Success
different. Think different.
"Better be a
pirate than to join the navy."...
is concerned with generation of new ideas.
It is also concerned with "breaking out of the concept prisons of old
The key that opens the door to opportunities is
the approach of asking yourself
"Why?" and "What If?" Ask also other people to find
out what they want, what they do not want, and what they would like to