Bill Buxton, Microsoft Research Principal Scientist, beschreibt, wie er innovativ und kreativ bleibt. Er unterstreicht damit auch die rsc Philosophie und soll hier zitiert werden:
1 - "Always be bad at something that you are passionate about."
"By this, I really mean two things: always be a beginner at something, and always be in love with what you are beginning."
(Anmerkung: Being a Beginner wird in Deutschland meist falsch verstanden. Dies bedeutet nichts laienhaftes, sondern die kindliche Neugier, das offene Herangehen an neue Themen, der unverstellte und nicht betriebsblinde Blick. Dies ist immens wichtig, um Neues zu entdecken und neue Wege beschreiten zu können.)
2 - "You can be everything in your life - just not all at once."
3 - "When you get good at one skill, drop another in which you have achieved competence in order to make room for a new passion at which you are - yet again - bad."
4 - "Life is too short to waste on bad teachers and inefficient learning."
"When you decide that you want to learn something, do your homework and find the best person in the world that you can possibly convince to teach you. It is amazing how far true passion, willingness, and dedication will take you when approaching mentors that you might otherwise consider unapproachable. Keep this in mind if and when someone approaches you for help with a newfound passion!
For instance, when at age 40 I decided that I wanted to ride
competitively (never having been on a horse), I somehow convinced the
top Canadian rider from the Los Angeles Olympics to coach me. I stated
my desire to see if I could qualify for the Olympics, and then
mentioned that I had neither horse nor saddle. She laughed, but she
also took me on, and what I learned over the next decade not only got
me on the talent squad of the national team, it helped my other work in
a myriad of subtle and unexpected ways."
"What better way to cultivate the full potential of our creativity than by sustaining the passion, curiosity, delight, energy, and enthusiasm of the beginner, coupled with the wisdom and experience of the expert?"
> Original-Artikel in der BusinessWeek "How to Keep Innovating"