Fill the gap – Be an innovator
April 21, 2011
While writing my last post I thought that people would actually have heated conversations with me on what I wrote and though wishful thinking doesn’t generally convert into reality, it did to some extent with this post.
In response to the article I wrote, one of the reader sent the following to be posted on bloginnovation, and as I read through it, it rang a bell somewhere and hence this post.
Recently , while one of those banal conversations about “what you are going to do in your life” , there came up a surprisingly useful thing about startups and innovations .Every other guy I meet these days says he wants to do a start up . So , when this came to a friend whom I thought was kind enough to put away my doubts which had the elements of hurting him , without a second thougt I slashed him with the remark not so sweet sounding that every one is talking about starting up these days and this is all bullshit with a number of start ups already failing .Is starting up a necessity born out of the dream to be an enterpreneur or a walkaway from the mundane job life ? So , I asked him why he was obsessed with starting up and I noticed that he was not sure . I know many startups failed because it lacked vision,dream and above all a passion to fill some void .What is more important than innovation , is a question that troubles you , a hunger that drives you crazy , a dream that is so full of optimism,hope and confidence that it looks real . Well , then what we need ? Not to be satisfied by the obvious .Questions are so important and trust me its not easy to ask questions when life is so obvious and everything we see is so normal . We see everything already in structure . You have to become greedy , needy and unsatisfied , in order to ask questions . People say 2+2=4 and you agree . Its obvious . But its not , in fact .The point is , you need not innovate for money , but do it for your personal greeds . Sounds ridiculous , but trust me that will work . If you think that the books shouldnt come in rectangular pages , but traingular ones, do it . Go for it . If you feel that newspaper should come in smaller size , like a book , go for it . Brainstorm the idea . FEEL THE NEED .When you know that there is something that is missing , anything , big or small , go for it , fill it and thats where an innovation is born . And thats where an enterpreneur is born . It can be a social structure or a cold fusion reactor .
The author of this post is a final year undergraduate student at IIT Kharagpur and blogs at http://bibhashkjha.blogspot.com/