One Minute! One Idea! Ep. 12 "Select Your Starting Point"

Welcome to  "One Minute! One Idea!"  – where we Deconstruct what’s happening at the intersection of INNOVATION, HUMAN POTENTIAL & the things we do to unlock it, known as LEADERSHIP.

Today’s idea is “Carefully Select the Starting Point” for your innovation.

If you’ve been following Season 2, you know that we’re working with a unique case study built around the decision that my wife, Rebecca, and I made to return to our roots in rural America.

We purchased ten acres and a tiny cabin, which was built in 1785 and it soon became obvious that it was going to need some serious repairs, but we didn’t know where to start. The roof was failing – should we replace it? The “new” 90-year-old addition wasn’t aging well – should we repair it or tear it down? We eventually realized that many of the cabin’s problems started in its ancient, dirt-floor cellar. None of the work we would eventually do would mean anything unless we literally repaired the foundation…the rocks and stones upon which everything else was built.

So, today’s idea is to Carefully Select the Starting Point for your innovation. For our cabin, that was literally the foundation…and maybe that’s a good place for the rest of us to start as well.

So, we’ve chosen a starting point…now what? Tune in for the next episode.

- Dennis

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