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Right but Conservative Attitudes

date:2015:03:09author:sum_rw2

Why internet service ideas by engineers are “not cool”. 【連載:えふしん】

http://engineer.typemag.jp/article/fshin16

 

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Even if we think of big ideas, we tend to push the break inside out heads.

This might be the “right” way of doing things, but we cannot keep on doing this and expect to come up with fresh and innovative ideas. As much as it might be right, when we want to do new things, it can also be wrong.

This is a shared feeling across different situations and professions. Ideas that seem to go beyond out own potentials seem simply impossible and, although not our heads, our bodies say no.

Oppositely, people and organizations that achieved innovative things have thrown themselves in and worked hard to achieve the idea, proving that the body that initially said no was wrong.

The reason that bodies say no, may not so much be from not being able to see possibilities, but from our experience as professionals with specializations and knowing how difficult our challenges may be. Perhaps this is because human beings pursue leisure and avoid hardships. (although that itself is not wrong)

It might be safe to be right and conservative, but that will stop technologies, organizations, and the society as a whole from growing. We need enough space for innovative challenges.

In the perspective of specialists, the issue is on how much we accept plans that no one else has done before, plans that does not seem possible, and plans that come with many barriers. It is also important to not criticize plans and ideas that failed after a challenge.

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