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You Need To Get Out More!

"The trouble in corporate America is that too many people with too much power live in a box (their home), then travel the same road every day to another box (their office)." - Faith Popcorn, The Popcorn Report, 1991 

Many pundits and more organizations are, rather suddenly, talking about innovation - what it is, how to do it, whether it offers a cure to what ails health care.

It's a long-time theme here on Health Care Strategist and if I could offer would-be innovators one bit of free advice, it would be this: get out more.  You'll never get where you want to go from where you are.   Boring, predictable, comfortable, sameness and routine are deadly to innovative thinking.

So see the world. Read voraciously and widely. Confront challenging ideas. Blow through your comfort zones. Chat up strangers (not counting new members at the country club.)

In fact, if you're serious about innovation and ideas, resign from the CC and hang out at a soup kitchen. The food's better and so are the people.


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