Strategy for 2013

GB Shaw inspiration

Inspiration is the root of innovation. Most people associate innovation with something new, and rightfully so. Fortunately the elements that make up a new solution don’t need to be all new themselves. The essence is a new combination of existing elements.

A fresh look at things, an open mind, interest to look around and try new combinations; that’s a great way to be inspired and create solutions. The building blocks can be found everywhere. Example?

Recently I rediscovered George Bernard Shaw (1854 – 1950). General consultant to mankind.
His perspective is still fresh and his views inspire me.
Let me share some that I think are very useful for the issues we face:

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”.

“A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage”.

“All great truths begin as blasphemies”.

“the reasonable man adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself, therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man”.

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it”.

Hopefully they will also inspire you and many more people to create great solutions to the many issues we face in business, healthcare, the environment, and many more fields.

In my view it’s a great strategy for our part of the world, Europe, to focus on creativity and innovation. We have enough ingredients, let’s add some inspiration! Thanks, George.

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2 reacties on “Strategy for 2013”

  1. Linda Woudstra schreef:

    Het is weer een mooie verzameling doordenkers! En als ik moet kiezen dan kies ik voor deze : “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”. En ik hoop dat alle mensen die zeggen dat mensen niet kunnen veranderen, het dan alsjeblieft gewoon overlaten aan de mensen die wel hun denken kunnen veranderen! Dat zou ik zo’n mooie en positieve verandering vinden 🙂

  2. Hi Peter,

    Mooie tekst; we blijven lekker spelen in 2013!

    2012 spelenderwijs afgesloten en ook 2013 inmiddels goed gestart?!

    Met digitale groet uit Doorn, Paul

    PS als je in de buurt van Doorn bent, dan ben je van harte welkom voor koffie, thee of iets sterkers op Sitiopark 13.

    Op 31-12-12 14:08, Visual Strategy’s Blog schreef:

    > visualresults posted: ” Inspiration is the root of innovation. Most people > associate innovation with something new, and rightfully so. Fortunately the > elements that make up a new solution dont need to be all new themselves. The > essence is a new combination of existing ele” >


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