Friday, July 26, 2013
Innovation Myths: Post #5--New Ideas
New Ideas Whether it was from Alexander Graham Bell, the Google guys, or George Lucas, every great idea has battle scars of people who rejected it early on. We don’t love new ideas; we love them only when others have tested them. Inventors often try to save a world that doesn’t want to be saved until others approve the solution: “…an unfortunate paradox: the greater the idea, the harder it is to find anyone willing to try it (Kindle, loc 1032).” Most often inventors have heard these words: This will never work. No one will want this. This is a solution in search of a problem.