Recently, a survey was sent out to Americans between the ages of 16-25, and were asked who they believed are the greatest innovators of our time. Not so suprisingly, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerburg were among the list–along with Thomas Edison and Alexander Bell. However, what is suprising, is that most of these correspondents proclaimed that they themselves would never join in the hunt for being the next big creator. Why? They say that innovation isn’t really nurtured in their curriculum, thus leaving them unprepared to pave a path through technology, science or math.
Its amazing that in a generation of exponential growth in opportunity, students and young adults feel discouraged by their lack in education in these specific fields. However, I almost need to disagree with these “hopeless” individuals. These “great innotaors” left such a notable fingerprint because they had a vision and they stuck to it.
At the end of the day, the only person stifling your innovation is yourself.
“Innovation distingquishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs
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