Chris Zimmerman


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How do we break out?

It seems to me that most so-called innovation is entrenched firmly in existing paradigm.

What do you all think - how can we mere mortals do more to make our world more open to truly new ideas that might radically improve life on this planet? How can we facilitate, on a local level, a kind of letting go? It seems to me that the biggest obstacle to innovation is not the lack of new ideas, but our ego-based attachment to our prejudices, archaic beliefs and comfort zones. So how do you all feel we can best liberate ourselves and one another to make way for the new?

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    Jul 20 2011: It takes a revolution in the head. For each of us.
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    Jul 22 2011: A small step for man is a giant leap for mankind.I think that we should start with small steps to further out our existing ideas.Thus, bringing more new ideas.I was often told to think outside the box but without knowing how.Thinking outside the box requires different characteristics:

    One should be willing to take new perspectives to day-to-day work.
    One should be capable of thinking differently with an open mind, think about stuff with substance, and do things differently.
    One must focus on the value of finding new ideas and acting on them.
    One must strive to create value in newer ways.
    One must be capable of listening to, supporting, nurturing and respecting others when they come up with new ideas.
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    Jul 21 2011: Hi Chris,

    Connecting with others is a good start, check your local TEDx events to find people who want the same thing!
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    Jul 20 2011: when people feel comfortable with themselves, they're thoughs and they're views.

    "when the strangness wears off i think we will discover the deeper meaning of things" Jackson Pollock