Recently, I was reading a blog that was talking about innovating. This company did this, this company did that – that sort of thing. It was a fun read, and certainly inspiring.
But then the author ended by basically suggesting if you did these things you’d be innovative too.
Wait – what?!
I don’t mean to sound like a third grader, but that’s not really innovating – that’s copying.
The good news is, this article did inspire me to create a cartoon on this topic. . .in an innovative way.
Like, Think for yourself: Here’s how.
If you look at how people are being innovative, then copy what they’re doing, then no, you’re not being innovative. At best, use it as a source of inspiration, but not mimicry.
That’s quite funny. He is asking you to be innovative but then he is asking you to mimic other people. Now that’s ‘innovative’.