The greatest thinkers and innovators stand on the shoulders of giants.
They do this by taking Bruce Lee’s quote to heart: Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own. -Bruce Lee
They pull in information from many sources. They add in what is their own. They add their own flare, taste, interpretations, until they end up with something unique and new.
Some strategies for doing this include:
- Read widely
- Have deep conversations
- Experiment constantly
- Adapt as you go