Spreading an IDEA is a key ingredient to energizing the Product team to “Think Different”.
An IDEA must have an impact, significantly change our daily lives, be able to “draw down” and be commercially viable (price, positioning, audience, adoption). Now, not every idea will spread quickly, or be embraced initially, but that is the plan, if everyone understood what you were doing, then it is probably not Innovate, or needed. Put it into the Evolution bucket.
Heres to the Crazy Ones…
Great TED Talk from Seth Godin on spreading an IDEA principles.
Bryan Smeltzer is a successful consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive-level roles in business development, product, and marketing with some of the world's most prestigious brands, including; Oakley, TaylorMade, Adidas, K-Swiss, Schutt Sports, among other international brands. In addition, Mr. Smeltzer founded an apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm. He currently oversees LiquidMind Inc., a global brand strategy firm that partners with both start-ups and established brands to empower their businesses to think different, be different, drive a passionate culture, and execute relentlessly.