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Birds of a feather cower together

Answered => “What are the common characteristics of the most successful innovators?” on Quora.com.

http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-common-characteristics-of-the-most-successful-innovators

=> My answer…

I like Gautam Bakshi’s answer but would like to tweak it a bit. I would say it’s more about pushing the envelope than not caring about what other people think. If you totally disconnect then you’re not going to have anyone close enough to follow where you’re going. Have there been some strong-minded innovators? Yes. But determination is not the same as self-alienation.

And getting things done is somewhat of a different ball of wax of wax from an innovators mindset. My experience has been it’s either something you’re born with one and/or the other, or you’re not.

IMO it’s difficult, if not impossible to teach “balls”. That is, people who already have that trait don’t need to be taught. And those without just cower at everything including the idea of learning to (as they say) “grow a pair”.

Pardon me for not communicating with a bit more grace. The ideas are coming but I’m lacking in the solid and effective presentation at the moment. Hopefully there’s some sense in my ramble.

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