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How to break the mold to pursue big goals

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From the harnessing of fire to the information superhighway, the story of humanity is one of constant innovation, evolution, and—yes—resistance to that change.

OZ Chief Solutions Officer Emmanuel Ramos delves into the question of how to best overcome obstacles and drive change this week in Forbes—and he comes to a thought-provoking conclusion:

Be unreasonable.

Here’s a taste:

In his 1903 play Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw wrote, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” In the world of technology, this quote takes on a special significance. Leaders strive to create new and innovative solutions to complex problems, often in ways that may initially seem “unreasonable,” unrealistic, controversial or simply misguided to those who can’t envision the full trajectory. However, it is the unreasonable leaders, those who persist in trying to adapt the world to their vision, who can drive real progress and change in the industry.

Read the whole article here.