Innovation Via Disruption And Disagreeableness

Great short video from the inestimable Malcolm Gladwell on some requirements for innovation and entrepreneurship.

http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/newswire/2013/video–successful-innovation-via-disruption.html

I was struck by the unusual combination of very different attributes, noted by Gladwell, required for success:

  • creativity  – willingness to experiment
  • conscientiousness – follow-through on goals
  • disagreeableness – don’t care about approval

Disagreeableness I often reframe around creative tension – it seems a good way to drive forward, at the edge, with positive intent.

I know many people with one, or two, of these attributes. It is a rare combination to find all three in one person, hence, perhaps, the acclaim successful innovators receive.

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