Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. (Peter Drucker)
I saw another ad for a notebook computer with a fingerprint reader. I want one. It is so cool. You just draw your finger over the reader and it unlocks the screen because it knows who you are. Talk about geek chic technology. I gotta have one. I will have a computer that only responds to me.
You need to be unique, like that computer. Every year thousands of people get great new jobs with massive pay raises because they have learned something new and exciting. I know average programmers who are earning $120,000 per year. They learned the latest technology, SAP, Oracle Financials, or neural decision software. They have been riding the gravy train for 3 or 4 years. Accountants that can implement new systems are still worth their weight in gold. Today I am searching for just such a person for my client.
What is it that you can do to set yourself distinctly apart? Is there an innovation rearing its head in your field? Even help desk techs can earn $90,000 per year if they find the right niche. You have to innovate. Become different. Be a rare breed.
That fingerprint lock sold thousands of laptops to geeks like me. New technology, techniques, and skills can sell CEO’s and managers on your value.
What can you learn today?
Something to do today
The greatest lunch topic you can talk about with your boss is, “What is the emerging world changing technology, technique or skill in our field.” Try it today.
Tomorrow: Picking up a hundred dollar bill
Grandpa rotated crops for free