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Giving room for ideas to grow

Jason Fried is someone (as many of my fellow entrepreneur/creative thinker-types) I follow closely for occasional wisdom and insights, and this post about giving time and space to an idea in my mind illuminates what makes him a leader worth following.

“Ideas are fragile. They often start powerless. They’re barely there, so easy to ignore or skip or miss.”

He is quite candid about his own tendency to argue and dismiss, and his openness and honesty gives his points more weight, IMHO.

“Learning to think first rather than react quick is a life long pursuit. It’s tough. I still get hot sometimes when I shouldn’t. But I’m really enjoying all the benefits of getting better.”

More often than not, we all dismiss ideas, others’ and our own, too quickly. Sitting through new inputs is one of the main messages we hope to get across through our events, where ideas are shared in an open, safe environment.

How can we make this happen more easily? How can we communicate this idea more fully, clearly? We are all ears. Please feel free to give us your opinions!

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