Marchmont network: business news | conferences | consulting
Marchmont blog Eng | Рус

Thursday, January 13, 2011

18+

Innovation has become a buzzword around here. Everybody keeps saying, “Russia must push for innovations to get rescued! Modernization can only materialize with innovators!” All that is true; I agree it’s high time we said bye to the commodity economy we have had. However, innovative ideas do not come out of the blue; they get conceived in the minds of the inspired.

Being innovative always takes change; one has to tear himself or herself away from the comforts he/she is used to. Who will want to work in uncertainty and high-risk conditions? That’s right; those are innovators. They are ready to move mountains to see their ideas accomplished. They make progress possible; they invent, create, try and improve goods, technologies and services that push the entire civilization upward and forward.

When we talk about “setting up a partnership” with a certain company we have in mind a very specific person representing it (the CEO, a sales manager, etc.). This is the person who is motivated to have anything to do with us. The same is with innovation; there’s a specific person behind each innovative idea. Who’s the guy? What makes him different from others? What dominates his character?

With more than ten years of experience in venture business I have a clear picture of the innovator I have worked with. This is how I view his personality:

1. Inquisitiveness. Innovators vigorously study the world that surrounds them. They look for opportunities everywhere.
2. Challenging a ‘status quo’. A current state of things doesn’t content innovators and pushes them to action. They tackle routine head on and oftentimes defy themselves.
3. Self-motivation. Innovators are pro-active in studying their environments because this helps such people develop. They are quick in hunkering down when they have an idea. They take action instead of just talking and are not always rewarded for the efforts made.
4. Vision. Vibrant imagination is innovators’ second nature. They peer far beyond today.
5. Risk. Innovators break free from their ‘comfort zones’ and experiment, undeterred by the fear of making a mistake. A failure is sometimes more precious than success.
6. ”I have a dream!” Innovators can identify opportunities where other can’t. Their great imagination helps them depict unimaginable things—things that they can turn into reality.
7. Sportiveness and a sense of humor. Innovators prefer the unanticipated and can piece together what others deem incompatible. They aren’t afraid of looking silly or acting childishly; they are venturesome and laugh a lot.
8. On the move. Innovators don’t ‘take root’ and prefer changing their working environments, moving from office or home to restaurants, libraries, forums, exhibitions, etc. They travel a lot in search of inspiration and new ideas. They are cut out for moving and embracing the world.
9. Seeing the backbone. Innovators can see links between seemingly isolated things and try new combinations to bring them together. Such people identify the core of a problem and make use of the fundamentals.
10. Reflection. They ponder a lot on problems and ways of addressing them. They can develop ‘clear consciousness’ and use their inner sight to find solutions.
11. Modeling. Innovators are astute and know everything that surrounds their ideas. They can discern trends where other can only see trifles and are therefore able to visualize the future in its entirety.
12. Defying uncertainty. Innovators feel comfortable in chaos and aren’t afraid of taking risks. They aren’t content with just one solution and seek as many options as possible.
13. Always learning to fly. Innovators need new knowledge just as flowers need the sun. With new information in hand they immediately try to apply it. What makes them efficient is quick move from looking for information to implementing ideas.
14. Balancing intuition and analysis. Innovators trust their intuition within reasonable limits but also scrutinize situations meticulously. They employ both cerebral hemispheres to do their work.
15. Wording ideas. Few innovators have the ability of presenting their ideas to audiences in succinct and comprehensible ways. Many tend to speak in abstract or overly scientific terms feeling no ‘wavelengths’ of their audiences. Stewing in their own ‘idea juice’ they find it hard to convey their messages to listeners.
16. Resilience. Innovators attract both positive and negative energy and use both to keep trying until success is achieved.
17. Flexibility. Innovators are like chameleons; with their openness to change they easily adapt to any environment.
18. Doggedness. Innovators are workaholics. They are persistent and persevere to get what they want. Their focus on end results helps them achieve success.

This is a ‘model’ innovator. Let’s try and look for more traits—or maybe question some of those mentioned above.

10 comments:

  1. You are doing very well job and many people are satisfied with your services because you always focus on quality which is liked by almost everyone. If you continue this journey of success, you will get more success. Dissertation proposal writing services.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Packers and Movers Bangalore - Reliable and Verified Household Shifting Service Providers Give Reasonable ###Packers and Movers Charges. Cheap and Best Office Relocation Compare Quotation for Assurance for Local and Domestic House Shifting and Get estimates today to save upto 20%, ***Read Customer Reviews - @ Packers And Movers Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  3. Packers and Movers Chennai Give Safe and Reliable ***Household Shifting Services in Chennai with Reasonable ###Packers and Movers Price Quotation. We Provide Household Shifting, Office Relocation, ✔✔✔ Local and Domestic Transportation Services, Affordable and Reliable Shifting Service Charges @ Packers And Movers Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  4. Packers and Movers Pune Provide High Quality ***Household Shifting, Home/Office Relocation, Insurance, Packing, Locading, ###Car Transportation Service Pune and High experiences, Top Rated, Safe and Reliable, Best and Secure Packers and Movers Pune Team List. Get ✔✔✔ Affordable Rate Charts and Compare Quotation and Save Money and Time .
    Packers And Movers Pune

    ReplyDelete
  5. Packers and Movers Ahmedabad are expert in their work. They offer top-notch and door-to-door moving services for your home, office, domestic, national or vehicle transportation. We have experience to handle and execute all types of relocation services.

    ReplyDelete
  6. An incredibly diverse range of jackets that offer you style, functionality and many great years of wear. Men’s Foxy Brown Shearling Leather Jacket

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes, innovation is the base for the future and will be the mode for survival for every country. Things have evolved a lot in this digital era, like we can order persuasive essay writing service online if you do not know what a persuasive essay is. And these steps towards innovation and digitization are effective and safe.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks to the author for writing the post, it was quite necessary for me and liked it. I wrote a note on the https://ukbestessays.org/myassignmenthelp-review/ about this. I will be happy if you read it and accept it. Thank you for your concern.

    ReplyDelete
  9. They can disrobe before you. If you need to recruit them for joy by blending with prominent Call Girls in Chanakyapuri, you can appreciate the night with a solitary call or WhatsApp message. On the off chance that you are frugal yet need to appreciate pleasurable closeness proceed to visit the spot while our agency furnish you with respectable and proficient Call Girls in Chanakyapuri to excite your remain. Our escort agency, Chanakyapuri Call Girls have connections to Call Girls in Chanakyapuri with the most blazing, sizzling and enchanting highlights. At long last, we know about some deceitful demonstrations submitted by most Call Girls in Chanakyapuri. You are really supposed to go for Call Girls in Chanakyapuri if you really want to have the best escort. You will surely be astonished to explore their natural beauty and looks. The Call Girls in Chanakyapuri always thinks of their clients.

    ReplyDelete
  10. We have actual scenarios that cause your purpose to double or treble. An escort maidservant is your partner for every action you want to do with them, similar to the Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri do. For your convenience, Eager for any of this young lady’s room, then you will be meeting with an independent, and clever young Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri committed to suit you an incredible social and suggestive experienceThe availability of Top Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri and other forms of Escorts, such as those associated with VIPs, makes it a popular choice amongst those who cannot afford their companion. Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri For Booking of Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri Delhi. Each and every detail that I have narrated here about my bodily assets is fully authentic and reliable We attempt the best Prostitutes in Chanakyapuri to be capable it give you the best assistance from our Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri. We have each sort of the young lady that can give you harmony and body love when you will invest enough energy with that young lady. But at the end of the day, human behavior is unpredictable and often goes against the tenets of probity and established norms. In this article, we will be delving a bit deep into the world of Escorts Service in Chanakyapuri

    ReplyDelete