Where do radical business concepts come from? Luck or foresight?…
A few weeks ago Umair Haque said innovation needed to be innovated. In an effort to do that he’s open sourced the Awesomeness Manifesto to his readers:
The goal is to produce a stronger, collaboratively written manifesto on awesomeness, rich with real-world example, discussion, and commentary.
Here then are my thoughts:
Awesome for me is something that let’s me do or experience something that I’ve never done before. This can also be called innovation, but then again we always had phones until the iPhone came along.
Bottom line ’Awesome is a dramatic improvement over what was before.’
Products and services that make my life more awesome are:
Awesome enables me.
Awesome empowers me.
Awesome activates me.
What are your thoughts on awesome? What products or services do you consider awesome?
Looking to inject yourself with some fresh thinking?
If you’re interested in economics, competition and strategy (specifically why our economy sucks and how we got to where we are today), here’s a great speech by Umair Haque. download Big Nothing
If you haven’t been following him at his Edge Economy blog, just watch this video and you’ll understand exactly what he’s talking about in his blog.
Umair’s talk is structured around his Laws of Constructive Capitalism which I list here.
A lot of the ideas (which he goes into a lot of detail) he discusses on his blog are presented in this speech, so do yourself a favor and watch the video.