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