May 13, 2007
[This line was originally used in Chapter One of "How To Be Creative". I thought it would make a nice cartoon etc.]
Posted by hugh macleod at May 13, 2007 10:13 PM
Great ideas alter the power balance...not only in business, but personal relationships as well.
making all Microsoft software open-source would certainly alter the power balance between Microsoft and its consumers :D
Love the "yes, but" guy! You composed this cartoon perfectly, with the powerful all-caps truth in the sky dwarfing the whiny little voice of resistance. :)
I just went to a relationships workshop for my next column. The idea there was that polarity was absolutely necessary (masculine and feminine energies). Resistance is what makes us learn. Well, those who recognize that resistance is there for a lesson, and not an obstacle.
Manola: do the great ideas become even better as a result?
Didn't Machiavelli make much the same point:
"There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all who profit by the new order.
I just printed this and am putting it on our office wall to remind us not to give in to whiners. thanks
I've never heard anything truer. We all yes, butters in this world, it helps us move on and become great mwah ha ha ... erhmmm sorry about that..