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Wednesday, December 15, 2004 7:50 PM
Wednesday's Thought
Anita Sharpe on Creativity

gary hamel.jpg'Today you can buy knowledge by the pound -- from consultants hawking best practice, from the staff you've just hired from your competitor, and from all those companies that hope you will outsource everything. Yet in the age of revolution it is not knowledge that produces new wealth, but insight --insight into opportunities for dis-continuous innovation. Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination. You must become your own seer.' -- Gary Hamel (from Leading the Revolution)


Buddy Overstreet - 12/16/2004 10:42:57 PM
This quote reminded me of another quote I saw at the ad firm o2 ideas. It read: 'Ideas are the new currency.'

I've held on to this saying for a while. As the above quote suggests, information is becoming a commodity. Soon enough the only information that will be relevant will be creative thought. Vision and futurism take a leading role as technology continues to even the playing field in knowledge.

Both of these quotes remind me to set myself apart through being a person of insight, ideas and individualism.
Eric McNulty - 12/16/2004 4:36:28 PM
There is no one better than Hamel to challenge your assumptions and get you to look at your work with new vigor and a fresh perspective. Not being afraid to open one's eyes is the simple first step to insight.
Jory Des Jardins - 12/16/2004 4:30:28 PM
I love this quote! I think people fall into autopilot mode, thinking they will learn to make a difference by being at big companies, by getting an MBA, basically through osmosis. However it takes an inward journey, discovering your own bottom line, in order to stand up for ideas that will get shot down/threaten the norm. Having smart people around you will help inspire your thought, but simply relying on others for insight is like being deaf and blind and assuming that the person leading you to your destination will get you there.


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