How the ideas are born? Where and when is the ideal place and time to come up with ideas?
Steven Johnson author of the book “Where Good Ideas Come From” gives a remarkable talk about the recipe for creating a great idea.
“We take ideas from other people, from people we’ve learned from, from people we run into in the coffee shop, and we stitch them together into new forms and we create something new. That’s really where innovation happens.”
For more on his theories and findings, read his book “Where Good Ideas Come From“.
Presenting two brief, but insightful and inspirational talks by the success analyst Richard St. John
Here are the 8 secrets of SUCCESS:
- Have PASSION and LOVE what you do.
- WORK hard and have FUN while you work.
- Be GOOD in what you do and PRACTICE, practice, practice.
- FOCUS on ONE thing.
- PUSH yourself mentally and physically.
- SERVE others something of VALUE.
- Have IDEAS.
- PERSIST through failure, criticism, rejection, assholes and pressure.
Thank you, Richard St. John, for being successful and reveal the 8-traits to be great!
… and here is my next good read …
Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant — and a self-described introvert. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts, notes Cain in her book QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society — from Chopin’s nocturnes to the invention of the personal computer to Ghandi’s transformative leadership.
One remarkable book everyone should read!
“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers — of persistence, concentration, and insight — to do work you love and work that matters. Solve problems. make art, think deeply.”
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“So stay true to your own nature. If you like to do things in a slow and steady way, don’t let others make you feel as if you have to race. If you enjoy depth, don’t force yourself to seek breadth. If you prefer single-tasking to multi-tasking, stick to your guns. Being relatively unmoved by rewards gives you the incalculable power to go your own way.”
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“Indeed, your biggest challenge may be to fully harness your strengths. You may be so busy trying to appear like a zestful, reward-sensitive extrovert that you undervalue your own talents, or feel underestimated by those around you. But when you’re focused on a project that you care about, you probably find that your energy is boundless.”
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“Introverts need to trust their gut and share their ideas as powerfully as they can. This does not mean aping extroverts; ideas can be shared quietly, they can be communicated in writing, they can be packaged into highly produced lectures, they can be advanced by allies. The trick for introverts is to honor their own styles instead of allowing themselves to be swept up by prevailing norms.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
“It’s really simple — you sell to the people who are listening, and just maybe, those people tell their friends.”
“The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”