The man with a new idea is a crank..

..until the idea succeeds.
Mark Twain.

What ideas have you dismissed this week? Might they deserve a second look?

Another one in the Twainy vein..

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw.

Remember…. if you are not part of the solution you may be the problem.

Delivering success… achieving consensus?!

I was stuck by three of congruences this weekend.
 

One was Seth Godins nearly always excellent blog.

He covers the theme of extremes. See it here.

That reminded me of the wisdom from George Bernard Shaw:

β€œThe reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” 

And the third quote was from pioneer and political reformist
(she scrapped socialism) Margaret Thatcher.

“To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.

So what are you up to this week? Maintaining the status quo? Keeping a balance? Achieving consensus? Or are you changing the world to be a better place? Challenging the flat landers and helping refocus business for a new age?

Think on that over the cornflakes because if you are not part of the solution you may just be the problem!