Quantum Leaps in Startup Success: The Art of Discernment
In the age of remakes, reruns, redo’s, copycats, TIKTOK fame, the list goes on - we see the same recycle engine at play.
Could it be that we are so used to the same formula, the same sound of horse hooves, that we can no longer see or hear or even create the magic, the zebras...
Where has the TRUE innovation gone?
Where are the ZEBRAS?
How do we guide new startups and entrepreneurs to break free of the proverbial hamster wheel and run free-zebra style...
Information is a dime a dozen, we can Google, Bing, Ask Alexa, Ask Siri anything and everything we fancy, but in the end the information is just as good or accurate as the people or entity placing it into the ether.
There seems to be an utter lack of checks and balances.
What is a new business owner to do?
Take your time, care and concern to analyze and fact check the information at hand.
Have an indictment of the status quo, enact the checks and balances you crave, then institute those regulations.
Remember; there is always an intersection of what was, what is and what needs to be. Finding the small space where those intersect, may be where the startup success resides, where the idea that rockets you to fame may live. BUT the research, the analysis and the discernment of the information is the critical and pivotal step toward success and innovation in every field.
Diversify Your Mentality
You are what you eat...oh wait - wrong blog...
You are what you consume and what you surround yourself with.
The classics always stay relevant- we know that- but in the end- if that magic in a bottle is to be captured, if you are to hear those zebra hooves- you must surround yourself and your business with new people, new ideas, new ways of creating efficiencies.
Those classics are comfortable, but they aren't blockbuster ideas that will infuse innovation, further breakthroughs in tech, finance, real estate- whichever field you are in.
Remember to always surround yourself with the people, the ideas, the success that you visage for your future.
Absorb their knowledge and their forward momentum.
Find the Connective Tissue
Seemingly opposite cultures and businesses are all connected by similar pillars for success, failure, innovation and integrity.
It is the people in each of these fields that create the symbiosis.
Finding what connects you and another is the key to long term success- if you can find and then capitalize on the connective tissue between you- you will have your finger on the pulse of the field; what it is, where it needs to go and how you and your idea can catapult you to success.
The art of discernment and diversification are the keys to your success.
Listen closely, and you just may be able to hear those hooves-the zebras.
Be a Zebra.
Based on excerpts from the Biz/Dev Podcast Episode 85.