Innovation & Philosophy – Closer than we think

Want a breakthrough as an innovator? Ask a philosopher!

I am forever delighted in knowing how wisdom cuts across boundaries. It is wisdom that spurs real breakthroughs.

Consider this:

We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys.

– Eric Hoffer

Eric Hoffer is a philosopher. By all means, people will seek inspiration from the legend of Steve Jobs. And that is good. What about the inner ideals of Steve Jobs; the intangible, unconscious forces within that made him who he became?

How can we open ourselves up to experience the same forces? By being open to philosophy. Philosophy explores meaning. Hoffer contributes wisdom ; the meaning that is timeless & universal.

Rather than the specific how-to’s of innovation & creativity, it is the uncertain path of philosophy that offers the mysterious something, that can change everything. Hoffer might not have invented anything material, but he contributes something far more powerful: the philosophy that is the creative womb of infinite innovative embryos.

What is your philosophy? It is making you and your life even as you decide how to respond to this post.

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