Learn from others

The next in a series of posts about visual representation of design mindsets.

Building anything new is a messy process. Luckily, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Some of the most difficult problems have been solved in nature for millions of years. Some of the complex challenges facing your organization have been studied extensively in business schools around the world.

We tend to believe our human experience is unique, when in fact there is much to apply from the work of others.

In an age of Google, the hardest part is just identifying the right question to ask. The information is out there. Someone has been in your shoes before and it’s just a matter of finding them.

We need your initiative, your independence and your fierce will. But remember to learn from others. Knowing when to copy and when to trailblaze will get you furthest fastest.