Tag: Joel Barker

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision only passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel Barker

There are those who see and those who do.  We need both.

The seers view the realm of the possible in all it’s abundant potential.  But they must convince others to bring forth reality.

The doers get it done.  Their inspiration comes from leadership.  But success is often measured by busy-ness.

The World Changers…they capture the one idea from the seers they can accomplish and assemble a team of doers.  They can focus on the tasks while keeping an eye on the end game.

That is how dents in the universe happen.



“Adaptation is quicker and more cost effective than invention” – Joel Barker

I saw a running shoe design that was modeled after a suspension bridge. (I wonder if…) A company that made robots that look for bombs in war zones created the robotic vacuum cleaner. (I wonder if…) There are companies mining data on social networks to predict moves in the stock market. (I wonder if…)

You don’t need to be an engineer or a PHD scientist to have a killer idea for a company. Look for problems.  Their solutions may have already been applied to something else.

Be aware of your surroundings and embrace those three words.