We’re looking again at the fascinating subject of harnessing creativity. I mentioned the Internet in yesterday’s post. What brought that to mind was a conversation I had after a softball game.
The first baseman from one of my teams asked me if I thought he could make any money designing websites. He has a lot of knowledge in this area, but has never done anything with it for money. In fact, he’s kind of struggled the last couple of years, getting laid off from one job, then taking a few temporary assignments. Now he is going to uproot and move to the middle of the country, to get his old job back.
Now here is the interesting thing. I am making money on the
Internet. Actually quite a bit by most people’s standards, and definitely a lot more than 99 percent of the businesses online. Yet I know nothing about programming, code, or how computers work.
My teammate knows a hundred times more about computers, websites, and the Internet than I do. Yet he has never made a dollar with it, and I am making lots of dollars.
What’s the difference? Think about that and please share your thoughts below. Then on the next post I’ll share what I think it is.