Exploiting Chaos

150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change

150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change - an award-winning business innovation book by Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter

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CONCLUSION Act now AS A CREATIVE PERSON, you were no doubt thinking of many ideas as you read this book. What will you do with those ideas? A young man once approached J.P. Morgan with a proposition: "Sir, I hold in my hand a guaranteed formula for success, which I will gladly sell to you for $25,000." 79 Always curious, J.P. Morgan replied, "I do not know what is in the enve- lope, however, if you show me and I like it, I give you my word as a gentle- man that I will pay you what you ask." 262 The man agreed, handing J.P. Morgan the envelope. When J.P. examined the note, he reached for his checkbook and paid the man the agreed-upon sum of $25,000. In one of his presentations, Tom Peters revealed the advice that was on that piece of paper: 1. Every morning, write a list of the things that need to be done that day. 2. Do them. If you want to Exploit Chaos, the time to act is always now.

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