You’ve probably had an idea or two that was shot down by those around you. Too unrealistic. Doesn’t suit the market. Too much work to be feasible. Too “out-of-the-box”.

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had second, or maybe even third thoughts about our brilliant plans for the future. But if there’s anything to be learned from history, it’s to never let the doubters and naysayers get you down.

If you believe enough in your idea and work at it, you will definitely make it a reality in the future. Good luck, and stick to it!


What quotes from your doubters would you like to change in the future? Let us know in the comments below, and prove them wrong! 


In your latest move to drive innovation in your company, you’ve probably kick-started a channel for new innovations and have collected hundreds of ideas. You’ve probably had a few meetings to discuss and review these ideas and maybe even a rough action plan drawn up.

Everyone is fired up, but now is when the real work begins.

Intent alone is not enough to grow a great idea into a solid new business model that is sustainable and profitable. You need the right people, right implementation and right tools. Most importantly, you have to be willing to pull up your sleeves and do the grunt work of seeing it through.

These 9 steps outline how you can make innovation happen:

how to make innovation happen: an infographic

The strategy tools for business model innovation discussed in the infographic can be downloaded for free on

Text content an excerpt from our book Dream Bigger.


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