Visionaries on Innovation
Personal Perspectives from Leading Innovators
Ideas rarely become innovations without the collaboration of numerous people. No one person has all the skills necessary to solve all the roadblocks between concept and final product.
A healthy disrespect for what came before can lead to innovation, according to Pierre Omidyar, Founder of eBay. Entrepreneurs need to question everything, asking, “What is the truth and does it have to be that way?”
Learn from Failure
Innovative endeavors, by their very nature, are risky: No one has made this particular discovery before. What if you fail? Innovators discuss what they have learned from failure and why the freedom to experiment and fail is important.
As every chemist knows, mixing two distinctly different elements can result in marvelous (and sometimes combustible) discoveries. Learn how remixing leads innovators to surprising creations.
Everyone agrees curiosity drives innovation. Learn from innovators how to couple curiosity and childlike wonder with confidence and belief that you and your ideas can make a difference.