Small Ideas Can Grow

The widespread perception is that the future is a traced path, made only by visionary leaders, by revolutionary innovations, by great ideas, which are sometimes disruptive, threatening or more or less “big”.

Yet it is not always true. We think (or have made us believe) that the ability to innovate is now only delegated to governments or large organizations, with their research and development departments, when in reality often (very often) what is truly innovative and of success behind these technologies is the result of the genius of small intuitions, that is a moment in which someone was able to see and grasp a fragile, hidden, “small” idea, but far from insignificant. In many cases, the future, the innovations come from people who simply want to experiment, take risks, fail or make mistakes and try again. Small ideas.

There is no single recipe for innovation.

The future does not come from the comments of experts, from reports, from analysts or from the great speeches of charismatic leaders, but much more often from humility, creativity and the desire to go towards the unknown of ordinary people. The future comes from small “wild” ideas that can blossom in any context or territory, without recipes, at all times, from people without certainties who would be less entitled to have them, but who went where others do not dare.

To activate these processes it is necessary not to be afraid of anything, or rather it is necessary to throw away everything that was obtained before, to clear the table and start with a new mind (a scary approach, if you think about it, because despair, the failure, annulment makes us vulnerable, but it is the vulnerability that opens our mind to creativity or even call it the art of getting by).

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Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo is a lawyer and teacher of law & Economic Sciences, "lent" to the finance world. He has worked, in fact, 35 years long for a multinational company of financial service in the auto sector, where he held various roles, until that of CEO. In the corporate field, he has acquired skills and held positions as Credit Manager, Human Resource Manager, Team leader for projects of Acquisition & Merger, branch opening, company restructuring, outplacement, legal compliance, analysis and innovation of organizational processes, business partnerships, relations with Trade Unions and Financial Control Institutions. After leaving the company, he continued as an external member of the Board of Directors e, at the same time, he has gone back practicing law and was a management consultant for various companies. He has been also a columnist for newspapers specializing in labor law, automotive services and work organization. His interests include human behavior in the organizational environment, to the neuroscience, the impact of new technologies, the fate of the planet and people facing poverty or war scenarios. He loves traveling, reading, is passionate about many sports, follows the NBA and practices tennis.
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Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo Delli Paoli

Thanks for the post, Dennis. I hope our readers find this article worthy of interest.