FROM DILIP MUKERJEA

"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WHICH WAY ARE YOU LOOKING?

Just come across this belated report, "Words Of A CEO Can Foretell A Company's Future Innovation", published in 'Science Daily', on 15 August 2007.

Here's the interesting snippet from it:

"CEOs who focus their attention on future events and external activities lead their firms to early adoption and invention of new technologies and greater and faster development of innovations.
 
In contrast, firms whose CEOs focus on internal operations are slower to detect, adopt and implement new technologies. 

Words, not just actions, of the CEO set the tone to inspire, propel and motivate employee innovation."

~ marketing Professor Rajesh Chandy of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management;

In a nut shell, talking about the future does one thing that makes innovation easier: it opens the mind up to new possibilities. 

So, here's the challenge: what do you do? 

Are you focusing on the future, or are you consumed by your day-to-day operations?


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

YOU JUST NEED TO HAVE NEW EYES!

I like what I am reading:

"Just like Christopher Columbus or Marco Polo, I believe each of us came to this planet hardwired to explore, to push out, to grow and to evolve -- to discover new parts of ourselves and our world we have not seen before...

... Sometimes the greatest discoveries are made by exploring inner space, in the cracks and crevices of our belief system, which has everything to do with how we perceive ourselves and our world.

In other words, new discovery is also an inside job that invites us to see our lives and our world, right where we are, from a new perspective...

... As Thoreau wrote, "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

Given this perspective, what you see when you look at your life and your world truly is a work of art.

You really don't have to go all that far on your voyage of discovery to find something new.

You just need to have new eyes.... "


~ Dennis Merritt Jones, award-winning author, keynote speaker, spiritual mentor, writing in his blog at 'The Huffington Post';


 

LOOKING WITH FRESH EYES...


For adults, in contrast to kids, it takes deliberate and disciplined practice at the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature.

THE TRUE METHOD OF KNOWLEDGE IS EXPERIMENT


It makes sense, because only through experimenting that one can get to know whether the idea would work or wouldn't work. 

If it had worked, fine for you; and if it didn't, then you had a learning experience, especially if you could draw valuable lessons from the failed experiment.

Cumulative experience then builds knowledge.

POWERFUL PRESENTATION


"My presentation was supposed to knock your socks off. I guess I got carried away."

WOW! TRULY AMAZING AND MASTERFUL ARTISTRY!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CREATIVITY REQUIRES YOU TO SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY

Here's a Smart Advisory from Dustin W. Stout, a social media and branding specialist, web designer, blogger and storyteller:

"In order be creative, you have to look differently at the world. Stare at what’s right in front of you, tilt your head, and find a different angle.  

See what no one else sees. Then, do something with it that no one else has done. 

Imagination is really the key. Being able to see what could be, rather than what is. 

Whether you’re a creative powerhouse, or a left-brainy trying to rediscover your creative chops, here’s my challenge to you:  

See one thing differently every day.

The Challenge

Here’s what you can do – look at something and ask yourself:

“What is this?” 

Once you’ve answered that question, ask yourself this question:

“If it wasn’t what it is, what could it be?”