Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Brilliant Ideas aren't enough

Before I quote him I should answer the question "Who is Guy Kawasaki?" Guy Kawasaki, former Apple executive is now a managing director of Garage Venture Technologies early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. He is also blowing up the blog and twitter world!

Man oh man this little excerpt from Guy really struck a chord with me. I have been thinking about it since I heard it. Here it is:

"In the first part of my career I really thought that the key to my success was the brilliance of the idea...the second part of my career I've come to believe that good ideas are easy and it's all about IMPLEMENTATION [emphasis mine]. Good ideas are easy. Implementation is very hard."

Coming from a guy (no pun intended) that has been around the block a few times with success at almost every turn. This is a brilliant observation that we must consider! It's not enough to have a brilliant idea. We have to be able to bring them from concept or dream into reality. That is what the real difference makers do. I agree with Guy--"Implementation is the tough part." I've seen some brilliant ideas emerge for sure but I really love how well the leaders at Ridge Church are implementing! I'm thinking so much more but will stop here. It's a fact "most people don't read long blog posts"

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