“Put simply, innovative entrepreneurs act different to think different and in the end, they make a difference. They live the Innovator’s DNA by regularly asking provocative questions, observing the world like anthropologists, networking with diverse people to get new ideas, experimenting to figure out novel solutions, and connecting the typically unconnected insights to create disruptive new business ideas. That’s what famous entrepreneurs do and it’s what the less famous, but equally innovative, entrepreneurs of the world do as well.
For example, Glen Jakins, originally from South Africa, has leveraged these skills over and over to build several surprising new businesses. One of his most recent ventures solved a problem that he encountered while camping in the redwood forests of North America. Early one evening a nearby camper started up a diesel generator and let it run most of the night, completely ruining the solitude of the forest. Glen was so irritated by the experience that he decided to create and build a truly silent generator (Humless) . He scoured the world for the perfect battery technology (a combination of lightweight and long charging), added a solar panel for those without plug-in electricity recharge options, leveraged local university engineering talent to make it all work, and delivered a truly silent generator that can run a full size refrigerator for over a day if the power goes down. His attentive observation was the catalyst for creating something that had never been created before.”
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