One of history’s divine geniuses, David Bowie, passed away and it’s got me thinking about innovation and what a difference one individual can make in the world.
There was no one like David Bowie. Sometimes a person seemingly drops from the sky, someone who thinks so far outside the box that they often suffer persecution – even death – for their beliefs. They are freaks in the very best sense of the word. Their presence on Earth is so significant that it changes the course of history: Albert Einstein, Galileo, Da Vinci, Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Beethoven, Mozart…
Sometimes the world needs a little kick in the ass to help us switch gears. Luckily, every once in a while, a special person comes along who steers us toward a better path.
As artists like David Bowie change the world through their creative expression, in technology, we have a new crop of innovators who are also changing the world with their ideas. The problems of the world may seem insurmountable, but we have to believe that we can turn this spaceship around.
We didn’t all fall to Earth – some of us are simply mortals, but we can all do our part to affect the change we want to see in the world. As innovators we have the opportunity to be part of the solution. I’m committed to doing my part, both personally and professionally. In an upcoming blog post, I’ll discuss more about how I envision MMI contributing to the cause.
“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming.”
– David Bowie, 1947 – 2016