I’m a big advocate of brainstorming and often some of the best ideas for my business have come from brainstorming, both formally and informally. I’ve been my happiest when observing staff brainstorming in the hallway, in each other’s offices, at each others’ desks and even in the restrooms.
My success, like that of many entrepreneurs, is built on challenging the experts – not relying on them. Our Founding Fathers weren’t expert politicians. Our captains of industry weren’t experts in their fields. Our best inventors weren’t experts. America and almost all of our achievements were built by a nation of amateurs, tinkerers and inventors constantly poking, prodding, testing and discarding what didn’t work until they eventually hit the magic formula for success.