What does it mean to innovate?
According to Google, it means to “make changes in something established, esp. by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”
Here is a fun poem I found online about innovation in business:
Innovation is needed in a business in order for it to be successful. A perfect example of an innovator who transformed a company (and not to mention, the world) would be Steve Jobs. He turned the world of technology upside. But that wasn’t without chaos and obstacles. Success isn’t just from Point A to Point B. It’s from Point A to Point B to Point C to Point D and so on until it finally reaches Point Z.
Sometimes innovation can be so easy, you wonder to yourself how come you didn’t think of that before so-and-so did. But it doesn’t have to be a competition (although that’s a great way to generate ideas). Innovate so-and-so’s innovation and make it even better. At the end of the day, the goal is to improve the world.
It’s scary to do something out of the norm, but people who take that risk are the ones who actually have a chance to do something huge. Eating french fries with ketchup has been going on for years, but eating french fries with sriracha? YUM. The zone outside of your comfort zone is the zone where ideas take off and make worthy things happen. The modern-day car is built upon innovation after innovation. Who wants to get into a stuffy car on a hot day? Bam! Air-conditioning installed. Who wants to sit on cold, leather seats? Ka-pow! Seat warmers. Who wants to have to use a map? Wham! Meet your new GPS.
Innovation is seeing things in a different way that others haven’t thought of before. It’s thinking outside the box. It’s making an outlandish idea become reality.
“Stop chasing what’s now and create what’s next.”