Are You One Of The Crazy Ones? Make The World A Better Place

Have the courage to leave the beaten paths
Are you one of the crazy ones? Make the world a better place

Leave the beaten path


What about your courage to leave the beaten paths and to go your own way?

Take responsibility, go ahead


Why should we leave the shaping of the world to other people with other interests, instead of doing it ourselves?

Let me underline my question with a few quotes.

If you are afraid of taking responsibilities, and desire only what you think the safe corner of sure and steady wages, you will always remain in that corner, more or less a machine moved at the pleasures of others, and obliged, possibly, to see the larger profits of your skill going to others. It is he or she who dares to take responsibilities that best succeeds. (Prentice Milford).

In my opinion, we need more people who are ready to work for desirable changes, rather than just to annoy. As the saying goes; “There is nothing good, unless you do it!” (Erich Kästner)

How about some inspiration?


How do you feel watching this Apple™ commercial? External link to YouTube:


Transcript of the commercial:

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things.
They push the human race forward.
And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

What is required to do that?


Leaving the box, the known world, may effort some bravery. It may be an adventure and it may wake up potentials in you that you are not aware of before you start your journey. Read the transcript again and find out what it has to do with you. Its up to you; maybe you are one of them. Follow the goose-bumps, when you realize you can if you want.

Don’t accept every status once and for all, respect the people while seeing the best in them.




Creativity techniques


It requires the courage to look in more detail and commit to things that deserve it. And something that is really helpful: Creativity tools and the ability to present the offer convincingly. Many creativity techniques can be used without professional help while others are more complex. You’ll find a selection on my other website in German.


  • 6-3-5 Method
  • Anonymous brainstorming
  • Bisociation
  • Brainstorming
  • Brainwriting
  • Clustering
  • Didactic brainstorming
  • Destructive-constructive brainstorming
  • Imaginary brainstorming
  • Card method
  • Collective Notebook
  • Lateral thinking
  • Mind mapping
  • Open Space
  • Osborn Checklist
  • Random word generation
  • Scamper
  • Six thinking hats
  • Synectics
  • Visualization
  • Walt Disney strategy
  • Miracle question

Just ask me personally

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What about your courage to leave the beaten paths and to go your own way? Are you willing to be one of the crazy ones?


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This article is a short excerpt of the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in group or individual training or coaching.

First published: March 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: April 3, 2018
Translation: April 3, 2009
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