Title: From Inspiration to Implementation
Speaker: Tina Seelig (Stanford University)
Link: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Imagination is the ability to envision things that don’t yet exist.
Creativity is applying your imagination to solve a problem.
Creativity is the application of your imagination.
Innovation is applying your creativity to come up with a unique solution.
Entrepreneurship is applying innovation to bring ideas to life.
Entrepreneurship, to be successful, requires you to inspire the imagination of other people. You can’t do it alone.
You need to start with engagement.
Most people do not pay attention.
Many people don’t know they have a passion until they are engaged with something.
You need to engage before you can envision.
Creativity requires motivation and experimentation.
True entrepreneurs are quiltmakers.
You can start small.
Reframing is when you start looking at a problem from all different angles.
The question you ask is the frame into what the answers will fall.
Entrepreneurship requires persistence and inspiring others.
Starting anything is incredibly hard.
You cannot bring ideas to life by yourself.
With any job you’re not getting a job you’re getting the keys to the building.
Focus on a few things where you can make a big contribution rather than focusing on everything and doing a mediocre job.
If you ask permission you’re just transferring the risk to somebody else.
Being a student is a pretty risk free environment.
Instead of thinking of yourself as a risk-taker think of yourself as someone who is a big thinker with big ideas.
If you’re not engaged and paying attention you’re missing opportunities.
If you’re not failing sometimes you’re not taking enough risks.
Mine failures for learning.
Knowledge is a toolbox for your imagination.
There is no right answer. It is up to you to chart your course.