March 20, 2017 | The “Window Seat” Edition
Good Monday morning,
Let’s face it. For most of us, cleaning our home is not the most exciting thing we look forward to in the week, hence the term “chore”.
Then, came the Dyson.
James Dyson, founder of The Dyson Company, has completely revolutionized an entire industry. In 1993, he launched the first bagless vacuum cleaner. The company has evolved to become the global leader in the industry and have products as diverse as hand dryers, air cleaners, and hair dryers. They have a 56-acre campus and have 129 design labs. Their goal is to launch 100 new products in the next four years.
What is the key to James’ ability to be an innovator in his field?
When James travels, which he constantly does, he always sits in a window seat.
He shared, “I love seeing the world from a different angle.”
An excellent example of this was where is “aha!” moment came for the bagless vacuum. This came as a result of a trip to a sawmill. He noticed how the sawmill removed sawdust, and 5126 prototypes later the DC01 vacuum cleaner was launched.
He sees the world from a different angle.
What about you?
Are you working on a project, feeling stuck in your job search, frustrated about a breakthrough in your life?
Next time, choose the window seat.
Along the road with you!
P.P.S. If you’re looking for feedback or have questions around career and leadership, you won’t to miss our next CareerClass webinar. Join me for “Ask Alan – Find Clarity & Take Control” this Wednesday March 29 at 12:00 pm ET. Click here for details & to register >