Comments

Succeed in Business by Copying What Works — 9 Comments

    • Your work pays off. Your most recent book about women finding careers based on what they know “Use What You Know” is a good example of that.

  1. You’re dead on! Why fix what is not broken? If things are not working, does it make sense to completely reinvent the wheel? I can see slight modifications from the original “wheel” but a complete reinvention might take longer than one could afford if they saw things going towards the red. If they happened to work on the reinventing over time and could roll it out before the red came then may have time to see if it works before fully committing to a new system. …imitating similar businesses makes sense especially if they are working …they may even be willing to share their secrets

    • You raised some good points here. It doesn’t make sense to fix what is not broken. Improving existing things is a totally different matter.

  2. Being innovative is really a challenge because it seems like everything has already been done! Since true innovation is so rare, it does become really necessary to look for ways to just make things better. Part of knowing is just being honest with yourself. Is this really YOUR idea, or are you respectfully finding influence in something that someone else has created? There’s nothing wrong with that as long as you give proper credit!

Tell me what you think.