Ideas are plentiful; visions are scarce

A great article from the Harvard Business Review Blog reminds us of the differences between good ideas and visionary ideas.
Good ideas are plentiful thanks to the past decade of featuring creativity and innovation as a necessity.

Visionary ideas are uni-directional. That is, they require deep and robust focus.

Good ideas come from thinking outside the box.

Visionary ideas require deleting the box and starting all over.

Generating good ideas works on the concept of divergence.

Visionary ideas works on convergence – bringing others on-board.

Ideas are culturally neutral as long as they help solve problems.

Visions are intrinsically ideological and biased towards a clear aspiration of how the world should be.

Read the rest of the blog.


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