And if you ever have an extra masters tickets, let me know
Always taken the view that I can build my own position
This is my mission. And why I think I’m here to talk.
I look at it very simply. Does it improve or advance some thing, some process or some place.
It could be adding something, removing something or creating something
It’s not a 5th blade
Here are my thoughts on how you innovate with some examples from my work history spliced in
I don’t think anyone knows what they are doing. I think some people are more comfortable than others with the ebbs and flows of life.
Example: social media wave, spotting a trend in the industry, self education,
Something you can do inside a company. Begin practicing intrapreneurship
Get comfortable in incomfortable situations.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor
Get involved, participate, have conversations. Learn, study, research. Read. Dig around to see what is “important” or “interesting” at your office
Learn a software: salesforce
I saw this as important to our sales process. I seeked out information and opportunities to understand the software.
Cse bcp plan Ko website, kits, 3d tech Mro: finance and it audit bridge, iis audits, firewall audits
Brew is a collection of ideas, places and spaces I’ve been
I carry a number of notebooks, save links and am constantly seeking new things to collect.
Keep a list of what you want to accomplish and learn. START A PODCAST BUILD A CONSULTANCY OWN A GOLF COURSE BUILD A CABIN
Tinker Smalley is a side projcct
I believe in side projects. I started a side project at kimball that turned into my job…the website. I
Side projects are an easy way to commit to something but only dip your toe in the water. It allows you to take some risk, but not completely jump in.
Only problem is time is an issue, but that brings good problems to the top
This is the biggest thing. Try it. Don’t wait, don’t fret, just try. Just start to build. Show when it’s done. Do ‘spec’ work. Timing is never right, but as you’ve been tinkering you’ll find that its time to try
Starting is the hardest part, so just go. I’m a self-taught barista, bartender, web developer, graphic designer.
True innovation will always come from outside,
where people are exposed to more stuff and
aren’t worried about our internal stuff. Keep it
lean and staff it with folks smart enough to spot
the things that can work for the company, and
empower them to make those things happen.
And if they fail? At least we learn.