“Why Victims Can’t Invent Anything” is the title of yesterday’s column in BusinessWeek.com by G. Michael Maddock and Raphael Louis Vitón of the Maddock Douglas company.  In this column, they apply – and credit – The Power of TED* to meeting the challenges of innovation, which is their professional speciality and passion.  They write (and to which I have added a hotlink):

“In the world of innovation, there are only two kinds of people, victims and creators. Creators focus on finding solutions, welcoming the bumps along the way because they know overcoming hurdles will ultimately lead to a better solution…

Meanwhile, for victims, small problems—not to mention the inevitable big ones—lead to an unlikely addiction that keeps great ideas from happening…  Victims are excuse addicts.”

This is an excellent piece with lots of pithy pearls of wisdom that apply not only to the world of work, but to daily life. (Read it: http://tinyurl.com/yjz66mz).

Thanks Mike and Raphael!