|(Training and advice in creative thinking and creativity)|
I found this picture very amusing when searching innovation into Google, a list of all the excuses to know follow up an idea! In my view I feel that you should never be one of these people letting ideas which can have changed the world and the way people behave go to waste! If you have an idea follow it up you never know how far it may take you..! Look at Steve Jobs for example he was a college drop out and he teamed up with Steve Wozniak in 1976 to sell personal computers assembled in Steve Jobs's garage. At the time who knew what his idea would become what it is today the multi million pound business.
And Richard Branson, he and his friend originally saw a gap for a student newspaper which tied together many different schools! He called it STUDENT and from this he sold advertising to major corporations and interviewed politicians and rock, pop and movie stars! From the he then saw the gap to offer records for cheap by running ads for mail order delivery. This was a huge success and this is where Virgin began. All of these little ideas have made Richard Branson and Virgin into what they are today!
So if you have an idea, a dream maybe? Follow it! Who knows where you may end up in 20/30 years time, don't let the excuses ruin it for you!
References:Answers, Steve Jobs, Availiable: http://www.answers.com/topic/steve-jobs#ixzz1jpNQI9AF. Date accessed: 10/1/12
Free Enterprise Land, Richard Branson, Availiable: http://www.freeenterpriseland.com/BOOK/BRANSON.html. Date accessed: 10/1/12
Training and advice in creative thinking and creativity, 2009, Availiable: http://www.cocd.org/nl/node/822, Date Accessed: 10/1/12