Extending success

Extending success

A great way to be successful is to build on the successful initiatives of others. By extending the uses and applications of successful ideas we may come up with new products at low cost. In times of emergency when people feel stressed it is simple and available ideas that may save us. I shall explain with examples.

The introduction of new technologies has opened the door for creative minds to produce successful ideas that ended in great products or services. For example, I found that many people use wet napkins to clean and polish their shoes. Only today, I met with a car mechanic who uses a commercial brand to polish leather of cars to clean his shoes. Interestingly, the shoes looked brand new with great shining. He is considering repackaging the leather polish in small packages and selling them as shoe polish. I used one of his samples and my shoes turned brand new.

Original manufacturers are focused on what they try to accomplish. They may not think of extending the applications their products even though the similarities are there. For example, polishing weather is the main idea whether this leather is used in cars or in shoes. When we extend the same products to other uses, we extend the potential of our success.

It is not only products that we exchange their uses; it is also ideas. I watched recently a great video on how A Glass of Water Saved a Plane from Crashing. It is a must watch video. The plane was flying with no lights, no electricity and the auxiliary generator wasnโ€™t functioning, the plane was saved by the ingenious idea of using a glass of water placed on the panel and following its angle of inclination to descend to a level to allow the auxiliary generator to function
A Glass of Water Saved a Plane from Crashing


Simple ideas have great potential energy and releasing this energy at the right time may generate great profits and save lives.
Ali Anani

Be different to be noticed is a great idea, but not always. I read last week an interesting story. It is about a Liverpool club supporter who dared to be different from his family in supporting another English football team (Tottenham Hotspur). The son of a legend Liverpool player decided not to be a Liverpool fan. The reason the son decided so was because he got bored as Liverpool were not losing. No surprises and therefore, not excitement for him.

Boredom can be stronger than loyalty. People may change hearts if they are bored enough by being able to predict the outcome. This is true. We are more excited by the unexpected than the expected. Familiarity takes the eagerness away. People will listen to the same song, but suddenly will lose interest when they become saturated. Here is a fertile land for businesses to surprise their loyal customers by finding new ways to excite them. Even the song of success can be boring after a while. These businesses should not only focus on their successes, but also on their failures and keep away the monotonous music and keep the customers enthusiastic.

Great ideas are simple but enriched with value and delight. Think simple and extend your success by generating simple ideas that their valuable simplicity maynโ€™t be tracked by all eyes.


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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Thank you Roberto De la Cruz Utria. I am sorry for my late reply as I have just accidentally noticed your comment. Simple ideas are like icebergs- showing a minor fraction of their depth. It takes very observant and research fact-discovering eyes to find novel applications for them. Your spot-on examples show this is the case.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Your comment is so well-rounded my dear Tausif Mundrawala that I find it completely indicative of my intention to publish this buzz. Thank you so much.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
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Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
This is very true my friend Jerry Fletcher. Blindness to advancements and in particular the technological ones have sent many companies to their sad fate. The shadow of a straight stick is straight only if the stick is straight. We have seen the same sad story repeating itself with major companies like Kodak. Those companies who saw the light of possibilities in such advancements like Uber made great advancements as long as they get blind with their success syndrome.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #8

#8
DR. Ali, Yes, that old adage "What goes around, comes around" is true in many instances. For me it has been being involved with clients that have no "innovations bone" and with those that place way too much faith in their promotional actions going viral. When companies make mistakes like the ones I cited it is only a matter of time until they slide slowly into he abyss. The inability to understand disruptive technologies, approaches and capabilities is the current finger pointed at management lack of vision. But it is not new. Early automobile adopters were frequently told to "Get a horse!" The general public did not have a conception of a deodorant until James Webb Young wrote the headline, "Within the curve of a woman's arm." And so it goes

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Dear Jerry Fletcher- as I have to go out shortly this is just a prelude to my response later tonight. However; for now "and so it goes" is it circular :)))

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

2 years ago #6

Dr. Ali, One of the greatest banes of my professional career hovers around the blindness that comes, often with a client's success. In one case, I watched a client extremely successful in the scientific an engineering market make the decision to walk away from a market for one product easily 10 times the size of their current market. In another, the developer of the bet Personal Computer operating system of its time said, "There is no PC manufacturer in Florida worth talking to." That manufacturer was IBM. The company that agreed to meet with them became Microsoft." And so it goes.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
I owe you my dear friend Clau Valerio for my late response because I have been rarely available to read beBee because of other urgent activities. You say that boredom has a positive impact and I couldn't agree more. At this moment I am finishing a draft of my next buzz on Blind Insights, in which I shall explain the great opportunities blindness give us. I love the way you think and you must be a successful woman. You deserve to lead a mega organization.

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
You extended my pleasure dear Cyndi wilkins. Yes, the health of mind is crucial. Thank you for the compliment my friend

Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Your comment is perfect

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #2

Tagging along is not copying its perfecting :-)

Cyndi wilkins

Cyndi wilkins

2 years ago #1

Great analogies once again Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...I admire your creative story telling abilities! Polishing our thoughts works in much the same way by extending the life of our thinking equipment with the expansion and manifestation of new ideas....There is no greater profit in life than the health of ones mind...Without it, we are rudderless;-)

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