On Ground-breaking Work
Author James Clear cites an example of Electrical Engineer Seymour Cray in the context of doing ground-breaking work. Seymour has been credited with inventing the supercomputing industry.
In a May 1995 interview with David K Allison for the Smithsonian Institution Computer History Project, Seymour said, “One of my guiding principles is don’t do anything that other people are doing. Always do something a little different if you can. The concept is that if you do it a little differently, there is a greater potential for reward than if you do the same thing that other people are doing. I think that kind of goal for one’s work, having obviously the maximum risk, would have the maximum reward no matter what the field may be.”
This is the principle that has guided us in our work. We have not only believed in doing things differently but more importantly we have strived to do our work better than others (with an eye on excellence as a habit).
I cannot find better sentences on doing ground-breaking work than this.
How about you? What is the principle guiding you to do your best work? Are you doing your best work?
P.S. We have been helping many like you do ground-breaking work in our space. Let us know if you need any guidance.