Posted by: csdivakar | January 23, 2011

The Seven Habits of Innovators – 1

Sow a thought, reap an action;

Sow an action, reap a habit;

Sow a habit, reap a character;

Sow a character, reap a destiny.

— Samual Smiles

 The Seven Habits of Innovators


According to Webster Dictionary, “Innovation” is a new idea, method or device.  Innovation comes from the Latin innovationem, noun of action from innovare. The Etymology Dictionary further explains innovare as dating back to 1540 and stemming from the Latin innovatus, pp. of innovare “to renew or change,” from in- “into” + novus “new“.

Innovator:- An innovator  in a general sense, is a person who is one of the first to do something and often opens up a new area for others and achieves an innovation.

“Habits” are routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously. Habit is the intersection of  Knowledge (What to, Why to ), Skill (How to ) and Desire.( want to ).



Habit 1 : Be Different

Habit 2 : Be a Learner

Habit 3 : Begin with an idea to a problem

Habit 4 : Combine Ideas

Habit 5 : Embrace Failures

Habit 6 : Build a Creative Cooperation Team

Habit 7 : Aim for Altruism


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