How do you arrive in the right moment with the right product? How do you see the gap that hasn’t been filled yet? Anticipating what’s next is a skill that few possess.
Be on the Verge
You can be in the know of all the latest manufacturing techniques, processes, materials and software. The trick is to know everything there is to know in your specific industry as well as the adjacent industries. This is where a varied team makes sense. No one person can be in touch with every aspect of an industry, but between a few people its’ definitely possible.
Be an outsider
On the flip side, not knowing much about an industry, and being an outsider - you are free of the past and free of pre-established rules. You’d need to be extremely insightful and very adaptive to succeed as an outsider. It’s not impossible. Take a look at Musk and Tesla.
Create the next
Anticipating what’s next is like putting together the puzzle before anyone else. You have more of the pieces right there in front of you compared to folks who are’t in touch. Anticipating means you’re playing by the same rules. The same puzzle pieces are available to everyone who’s choosing to find them. You can take it one step further - you can create your own path - craft your own puzzle. This way you own the puzzle pieces. You create a puzzle never before seen.
Dmitry N. Rusakov
This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.