“Almost always, great new ideas don’t emerge from within a single person or function, but at the intersection of functions or people that have never met before.”
Clayton M. Christensen
In order to create something new you must have a mind that is open to concepts, connections and ideas which don’t currently exist. In order to make this happen one must be ready, willing, and able to be wrong.
The people that already “know” all the answers will be limited because they aren’t willing to truly hear what others have to say or think about whatever topic is at hand. Ego clouds the judgement and creates walls and barriers to learning and growth. Ego shuts down the contributions of others and limits creativity. Ego disrupts great thinking because it puts all the emphasis on “who is right,” versus “what is right.”
True genius lies in a deep desire to never be the smartest person in the room.
Real innovation happens when people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives align to solve a common problem.
True genius is the ability to get the right people in the room and aligned towards answering the right questions…