Friday, October 21, 2011

Innovation - is it really tough

When I read about men who changed the world by their invention, discovery or thinking; the first thing that comes to mind is how did they do it? I mean they were same human but what distinguishes them from others. One reason can be the way they take the world problems and try to solve them.
Normal persons such as you and me take the problem as a burden and thinks someone will solve it for the world. We simply don't take the idea that they can also have a look at the problem and may come up with the solution. They are just afraid of trying and think they will fail.

Actually most of the persons have heard that failure is important for the success and learning. but they really don't the real idea behind it or don't believe in it as they are conscious about what will the world think or what will family, friends say about them.
Now the real question arises : Is it really hard to think creative and innovate?

The answer to this question can be given when you understand what is creative thinking and innovation?

Creativity: Creativity is the bringing into being of something which did not exist before, either as a product, a process or a thought.

You would be demonstrating creativity if you: 

  • Invent something which has never existed before
  • Invent something which exists elsewhere but you are not aware of
  • Invent a new process for doing something
  • Reapply an existing process or product into a new or different market
  • Develop a new way of looking at something (bringing a new idea into existence)
  • Change the way someone else looks at something

If the above sounds hard, then creativity is just trying to think and do things differently and in an efficient manner. By efficient manner, I mean a thing that improve something. It can only help everyone or only you.

Now the second one-
Innovation: It is basically the process of applying your creative thinking and getting results. Nothing more than that.

There are some things which can help you more in being innovative:

  • Curiosity
  • Perseverance
  • Somewhat Intelligence( not specifically IQ)
  • Exploration( can be related to curiosity)

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