"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."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


In essence, we use dead plants (coal, oil, and gas) to energise our machines. To energise ourselves, we need live elements that give us the power to see possibilities in impossibilities.

This is our Innovation DNA.

It has within its structure, a colony of intermingling processes, that, like our Sun, with its teeming billions of nuclear synapses, gives birth to light. In our case, this light is the irrepressible brilliance of ideas that helped us build the pyramids of Egypt, the gardens of Babylon, and the technologies of today.

The destiny of corporations is now based on their DNA embodying a continual interplay of these attributes:

inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness, and meaning.

This can only happen if we move to establish a culture of innovation within organisations, and thenceforth, within societies.

We need to groom cadres of I-Senseis (Innovation Senseis, leading teachers and mentors), who can awaken, cultivate, and perpetuate our innate creative abilities.

If not, the choice is: INNOVATE or DISINTEGRATE!

[Excerpted from the 'Leadership, Learning & Laughter' edition of The Braindancer Series of bookazines by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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