Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Learn to use your voice now… Ask questions. Ask stupid questions. Don’t be afraid to trip, fall and don’t be afraid to get back up.
The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.
… every amazing creative thing you’ve ever seen [can] be broken down into smaller ideas that existed before. An automobile? An engine plus wheels. A telephone? Electricity plus sound… If you want to be a creator instead of a mere consumer, you see ideas currently in the world as… ingredients waiting for reuse.
We have a real bias towards trying to understand things through the lens of what works today. Entrepreneurs always pitch their ideas as ‘the X of Y'; so, this is going to be ‘the Microsoft of food’. And yet disruptive innovations usually don’t have that character. Most of the time, if something seems like a good idea, it probably isn’t.