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I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. John Cage

Act more, think less – Innovate

Many of you have heard me yap on and on about innovation. Let me be the first to say that you will continue to hear it, read it, feel it, etc. Ya know why? Because the new economy demands that you do if you plan to thrive much less survive.

Ever wonder where most truly great ideas came from? It’s the guy tinkering in his garage while his wife yells at him to get to bed. It’s the single mother who thinks there must be a better way to get her kids to eat on the go… Innovation is planting its seeds everywhere, BUT..

There is one caveat that creates the critical inch to success. “Innovate” is a VERB and therefore it requires action. This means you must do more doing and less thinking.

Action? Hell, it’s Execution. That’s it! You must take your fleeting thoughts, hopes and dreams and execute.

While you are busy executing, spill some milk once in awhile. Don’t be so afraid to become remarkable that you stick with the status quo so your market feels safe. Make em laugh, make em cry, make em do something. Anything is better than nothing.

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January 13, 2009
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