Invent Now – Tweak Later

Ron Edmondson | 4/26/2011 | Ron Edmondson
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I remember reading once that the can opener came almost 50 years after the tin can.

Wow, had you ever read that?

Time - Innovation - Destination

Apparently, it takes time for innovation to ultimately find it’s true destination.

I also read once it was years before someone thought to cut a hole in the bottom of a basketball goal.

Example - Plastic - Years - Someone

Another example, plastic was invented years before someone thought to mass produce it.

Penicillin was invented in 1928, but didn’t arrive on the market for mass use until 1945.

Mac - Blog - Post - Years - Computer

The Mac upon which I am typing this blog post came years after the computer had been a “thing”. Those early computers were just not a thing I could have used sitting at the desk in my home.

Hopefully you are starting to get the idea.

Saying - Things - Results - Agreement

As the old saying goes, if you keep doing the same things you’ll get the same results. There is relative agreement on that one.

But I learned something years ago that has been helpful to me in leading for change. Beginning something new doesn’t mean you have to have the finished, perfectly polished product in...
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