[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zel8imwhtg] Harry West is the CEO [Chief Envsioneering Officer] of Continuum Innovation.  I watched these two videos as a small homework project before crafting my résumé, cover letter, and other documents for a job application with the company.  If you don't have time to watch one or both of the videos, his thesis of powerful work is:

It's not what you do, it's what you get done.

and the cumulative impact on what you get done is the most important aspect of productivity.

I am paraphrasing other topics from these videos below:

  • Most innovators are seriously obsessed with the strangest things
  • Contradictions are clues for innovation
  • Don't try to be creative, try to solve the problem
  • Think about what you're watching / studying
  • Slow-thinking is powerful

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ4tDkV12Qc]