“The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most. You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.“
– Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure.
Who Are You Beholden To?
A good question to ask yourself when you are thinking about bringing financial partners into your new thing is: Are they committed to my long-term goal, with the same mission and values?
Often, if you go beyond your network of friends and family, the agenda of an investor can be very different from yours. So, this can be the most strategic decision you’ll make. The dynamic can change as the ink is drying on the contract.
LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman says,
“When you run into an investor who doesn’t understand what you’re doing, whose logic doesn’t make sense to you – or who tries to convince you to take a direction you strongly believe to be wrong – trust your instinct. You’ll almost always know more about your product than your investors.”
In our course, we bring your philosophical foundation to the front of your plans. The course is free for NFM readers.
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