Radical thinking for growth

When we refer to something being radical this depict a change or action, relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something far-reaching or thorough, while growth on the other hand is the process of increasing in size, radical thinking for growth therefore is a thought process through actions that lead to change or changes in the fundamental nature of the way we view or do things. This can also be inferred from the definition of radical in medical terms which means designed to remove the root of a disease or all diseased tissue e.g. radical surgery.

Nearly all of us can figure out the answer to things conventionally in a few seconds, analyze questions in relation to past experiences and what has been learnt in life that can solve the problem and by doing this we lose out on getting the desired results or generating different ways and approaching of solving problems, let us examine the following errors time won’t forgive.

In 1899 Charles Duel, Director of the USA patent office, suggested that the USA government should close down the patent office saying that “everything that could be invented had been invented” while in 1923 Robert Millikan, Nobel winner of the physics prize said there was absolutely no likelihood that man would harness the power of the Atom and again in 1861 Philip Reiss, a German, invented a machine which could transmit music, he was days away from inventing the telephone. “Experts” in Germany persuaded him that there would never be a market for the machine since telegraph existed.
Alexander Graham Bell, 15 years later invented the telephone, became a millionaire and Germany was an enthusiastic first customer – the same “experts” who discouraged him, and 1938 Chester Carlson invented Xerography. Every major corporation including IBM and Kodak scoffed at his idea because carbon paper was cheap and plentiful and only mad men will buy an expensive copier. Few year later Xerox corporation developed his idea and had since thought the world to copy.

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