By: Sterling Terrell
I just read Robert Greene talking on this concept of ideas.
The whole concept of where innovation comes from…
The thing is that almost nothing happens in a vacuum.
Innovation and originality seem to come from a new way of combining completely disparate fields.
Or, it can come from taking a very old idea, and combining that idea with a present-day concept.
You could make a recipe for innovation:
1. Find an old idea.
2. Ask how the old idea applies to a completely different field.
3. Ask how the old idea applies today.
4. Combine 2 and 3 with your own point of view.
5. You have a new idea!
“Collisions are the fundamental life-giving processes of the universe. Ideas are no different. The best ideas come from collisions between newer and older ideas.”
–James Altucher, Choose Yourself