The gist behind my rants against template thinking are pretty well summed up here: Funny thing is…The run away successes almost always deviate from the standard. They succeed specifically because they blaze an inspired trail. (Breaking Down Template Thinking)
Said this once before…still sounds appropriate, especially going into 2009. Most big ideas start off small. If you kill small ideas too efficiently – no more big ideas.
If you work hard to follow your customer’s lead, you will soon find somebody else leading your customer.
Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization. It can also be a primary source of bleeding.
Turning ideas into profits is a lot like kissing the frog. It’s not always easy to tell what you’re going to end up with.