COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION AND THE OVERVIEW EFFECT
Charles E. Smith and Richard H. Whitehurst
“We Only Do Energy”
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!
William Hutchison Murray
A man or woman goes to knowledge as they go to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it will live to regret their steps.
John Caswell, a brilliant British leadership consultant says that, “Untold billions of dollars are spent trying to solve the wrong problems.”