September 14th, 2011 4:51 PM by Lehel S.
What's the Big Idea?
It's been said that no power on earth can withstand an idea whose time has come. More directly, in terms of business, it's critical to understand that all success is the result of a new and better idea.
Henry Kaiser was one of America's most successful industrialists. He built hundreds of ships in record time during World War II and worked with Howard Hughes to build the "Spruce Goose." Throughout his life, he reportedly spent an hour a day "just thinking" or "sitting for ideas." He knew the value of a new idea!
All business is the result of an idea. Your local dry cleaning shop began as someone's idea that they could do it.
They imagined it, they took action and turned it into reality.
Bill Gates began with an idea for a computer system that he could license to many companies and eventually, revolutionize our world. Disc brakes (on your car), the re- usable space shuttle and cell phones all began as someone's idea for a better, cheaper, faster way to get things done.
Too often in business, we get swamped with our daily tasks.
We get bogged down in the thousand-and-one things we "have"
to do, and forget to think bigger. We forget to "sit for ideas."
Today more than ever one idea can change your industry, your business, and your personal future. Thousands of people are using their expertise on eBay, writing and publishing eBooks, or using their creativity to write music, solve problems, start businesses and serve customers.