I've always believed that momentum for creating change begins with sharing an idea, even if the idea doesn’t seem that great to begin with.
Every business within the Virgin Group began by sharing ideas with a team ready to help me improve on the ideas and bring them to life. It starts with being curious and exploring all the possibilities for turning an idea into reality. More than that, by sharing ideas with others, we build authentic and genuine relationships with people based on a shared sense of purpose.
I met Mark Bakacs and Justin Brown, the two Aussie founders of Ideapod, on Necker Island recently. Their new social media platform is all about sharing ideas and collaborating on bringing them to life, which can only increase the chances of society coming up with more game changing concepts.
Sometimes people are slightly reticent to share their ideas, because they fear they will be laughed at or dismissed. It is often these ideas that are the most groundbreaking.
As the writer Arthur C. Clarke said: “New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!”
It is only by working together on developing ideas that we can truly change the world. Where will you come up with your next idea?