Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Creative BUT not Practical!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is a must read article for all of you. I believe there are two kinds of people in this world; one of them have really crazy ideas and they have the passion to do it. Others belong to the critics category, who are there just to criticize those people. Here, I am not talking about those people who criticize the ideas just for the sake of criticism but those who are experienced, practical and have the ability to think on long term basis.

But, I am here to support those crazy people in this world and this article is dedicated to those people who have the most craziest ideas but due to some SO CALLED CRTICS, they are unable to continue with what they are thinking.  I will start with quoting some examples from the real world. Blast from the Past, look at Wright Brothers, who used to repair bicycles. People used to laugh at them when they shared their idea that they are going to make something so that a human can fly. Look at different businesses that have opened new horizons for new businesses.  I will come to the idiotic ideas later but now I want to talk about those ideas right now which people used to think would be feasible enough to make profits but they turned out to be cash cow ventures for them. You know how facebook started, the concept behind facebook? If you belong to some western country and you are a student then you must know. But if you don’t then facebook was a message board in American universities which is used to socialize with new friends and find the old one. Mark Zuckerberg , the man behind facebook took the same idea and used it as for online social networking. Look at Digg.com, the most simplest and most innovative idea just to share news, websites and links but the person has become millionaire. Now coming to some idiotic ideas which have made the persons millionaire. Every year, millions of children around the world send letters to Santa and hope for a response. Byron Reese, the man behind this idea realized the potential in this market. He launched "Santa Mail," a service that allows kids to send letters to the North Pole. Parents enclose a small fee of just $9.95, and children receive a personalized letter back from the Santa himself. By now, Santa Mail had responded to nearly 300,000 children.

Why we cannot think on simple lines when we talk about creativity? Remember one thing Creativity lies in Simplicity more often and one don’t has to build Robots and Machines and go into some technical stuff in order to be creative. So its better to start working on it now. But remember few things before you think of an idea

1.      Even you have the most craziest idea, it should satisfy some of the need of human beings

2.      If you think there is no need for such idea you are thinking, Can you create a need for such things?

3.      Think about how you can earn money from your idea

Now you might be thinking that I am talking about those TYPICAL things which can make even the most craziest and innovative ideas unrealistic and unpractical. Well that is not the case because if you have a passion for something and you really want to do it, Just do it and yes that’s what Nike says all the time. But keep that in mind that one day or another you have to follow these  if you really want to earn money and make your idea consistently working.


Asif Shahzad said...

Great post! Real love it.
"Creativity lies in Simplicity" is so true.

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