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how do innovators think?

By Church Planting, Leadership

Read this morning an article entitled, “How Do Innovators Think?” from the Harvard Business Review.  Since I may never go to school at Harvard, at least I can read their journals.  This one paragraph struck me as important — for business types, pastors, parents, etc: If you look at 4-year-olds, they are constantly asking questions and wondering how things work. But by the time they are 6 ½ years old they stop asking questions because they quickly learn that teachers value the right answers more than provocative questions. High school students rarely show inquisitiveness. And by the time they’re grown up and are in corporate settings, they have already had the curiosity drummed out of them. 80% of executives spend less than 20% of their time on discovering new ideas. Unless, of course, they work for a company like Apple or Google. Flash back to the past: During my teenage…

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learn vs initiate

By Leadership

Another Seth Godin gem: ********** The initiator “I’m just here to learn.” Learning is fine. Listening is good. Consensus is natural. But initiating is rare and valuable and essential. How often do you or your brand initiate rather than react? How often do you tweet instead of retweet? Invent rather than exploit?

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