What are the most important habits that helped the most successful inventors in history to get their insights?
In the book Innovators DNA the authors give the three key habits that can help everybody to have creative ideas. It all starts with the courage to question status quo! You can’t innovate unless you question the rule others made.
The main habits are:
- Questioning: Every innovation starts with a question. So great innovators make it a habit to question rules. The questions should outnumber the answers! Make it a habit to ask “Why?” frequently.
- Observing: Successful Innovators watch their surroundings and make notes. Make it a habit to watch and observer your surroundings, be it customers, products, technologies etc.
- Networking: Great Innovators have a diverse network of people for very different backgrounds, this helps with getting insights from very different perspectives.
- Experimenting: Always try to test your ideas and make diverse experiences. Try new things, expose yourself to things you never done before. Make it a habit to test your ideas in the real world in some way.
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