Don’t throw away an idea no matter how crazy it may sound at the moment. Imagination can turn an idea into an innovation, even if it takes time to create and come to fruition.
William Childs Special to The Morning Call May 23, 2017
What is it about creativity that frightens some people?
Why does anything innovative tend to be met with resistance?
Oscar Wilde once remarked, “An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.” I think that an inherent bias against uncertainty and fear of the unknown is at the core of our trepidation when we get confronted with a new idea. For work to be truly creative and groundbreaking, it must depart from the status quo of what is known or accepted, and that’s where the challenge lies.
Innovation lives on the other side of fear.
You could fill an ocean with all the examples of people who had their brilliant ideas rejected. Preston Tucker, an American automobile designer, and entrepreneur who introduced a brand-new car design in 1948 was one such example. The car was so innovative when it was introduced, it sent the Big 3 automakers into a frenzy. The Tucker, as it was aptly named, was the first car ever to include seat belts. The engine was 150 horsepower with fuel injection and was placed in the rear of the car.
Another Tucker invention was the laminated windshield engineered to pop out during an accident, along with many other safety features. Instead of being celebrated, he was run out of business by unscrupulous individuals who were not ready for his type of forward-thinking.
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“An idea isn’t responsible for the people who believe in it.”
– Don Marquis
As brilliant and innovative as a great idea can be, sometimes convincing the powers that be will kill your idea before it is even heard!
We loved this list from Innompic Games and found it to be right on point in your quest to create great innovations.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
– H.G. Wells
Ideas help us tap into that pool of curiosity that makes us wonder and explore. Inventions and innovative ideas built the various eras of progress that our world continues to experience today.
An English-language proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention” is a statement behind the driving force of how most new inventions derive from a need. Our history really does exist because of the history of our ideas!