"The future is here. It's just not evenly distributed yet," observed William Gibson. Truer now than ever, as the Internet has placed countless innovations, breakthroughs, and insights at our fingertips. Ideas are now cheaper than ever, and R&D has been reduced to a good search engine.
Stop Having Ideas, Start Taking Action
The true impediment to a better world isn't creativity, it's adoption, implementation, and execution. Minds may be easily convinced, but hearts lag behind. What's painfully needed now are the motivators: coaches, persuaders, professional ass-kickers. Fire the nerds, hire the coaches. Farewell the "Ideas" festival, welcome the "Actions" festival.