Every day I read dozens of blogs and articles about new technologies arriving at our door steps.
I am always intrigued by the technology people create.
Even more so, I am fascinated by their inventiveness. Their ingenuity. Their originality and resourcefulness.
It’s very appealing and captivating.
I want to hang around with those inventors and implementers. I want to study them. I want to learn from them.
Some people that I think are good at inventiveness and ingenuity are David Armano, Danny Brown, Jay Baer, Jeff Cobb, Jay Cross, Jeffrey Cufuade, Jeff DeCagna, Marcia Connor, Midori Connolly, Kathi Edwards, John Haydon, Ruud Janssen, Beth Kanter, Scott Klososky, Jessica Levin, Geoff Livingston, Jamie Notter, Julius Solaris, Angela Maiers, Valeria Maltoni, Laura McCulloch Carter, Paul Salinger, David Meerman Scott, Samuel Smith, SocialFish (Maddie & Lindy), Tony Stubblebine, Dan Zarrella and a host of others.
I really like the way clever minds take a look at something and make it better. Or reinvent it altogether. Or create something new.
These innovators reinvent the wheel. They fix what isn’t broken over and over again. They refuse to “leave well enough alone.”
They get my applause, my standing ovation, my appreciation and my thanks.
Why? This is how progress is made.
I am just as excited when I see a conference organizer or meeting professional think out of the box and imagine a fresher, newer, better way of meeting together.
Conferences and events can’t keep on keeping on! Doing conferences the same old way is a “death wish!”
If we think creatively, there’s no end to how we design our meeting experiences!
Here’s to the meeting innovators, the conference pacesetters, those leading the light!
Why are so few meeting professionals willing to take risks? What motivates innovators to do it differently and how do we encourage that willingneess to movitate in others?