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Innovation is not the holy grail of business success that
many gurus claim it is.
“We went from zero to 2 Billion and we never had an original
Jim Estill, speaking at TEDx Times Square
Jim Estill built his first business on two unoriginal ideas –
courtesy and strong work ethic.
He later started another business during his last year in
university by accident. He built that business to one with $2 billion in sales.
Along the way he didn’t innovate. He simply learned and copied from others. His
point is that it’s not the ideas that matter it’s all in the implementation.
Coupled closely with that action is the speed of action.
Urgency is more important than perfection. You can probably talk about successful
companies and individuals who are far from perfect. They didn’t let the lack of
perfection stop them from acting.
Although Jim didn’t mention it in this talk, one of his
mantras is “Fail fast, fail often and fail cheap”.
Don’t worry about the possibility of bruises and scrapped
knees get on the bike and ride it.
Enjoy the video below. Jim’s presentation starts about six
minutes in and it’s only about seven minutes long.