Real insight is a rare commodity. Innovators are prone to self-knowledge of the creative self and do not recognize limitations. Innovators see the hurdle, climb the ladder and then kick it away.
The business titan, David G. Bradley, owner of Atlantic Media and Justin Smith, the former publisher of The Week who had also worked at The Economist, recognized The Atlantic, a 155 year old print publishing business, was not sustainable, i.e., the hurdle. Then they kicked away the ladder of print legacy and created a new, pure digital brand according to the writer, David Carr of the New York Times.
Today marks the launch of Quartz, or qz.com, the digital business news source for smart, globally minded people. Notably, the information sharing aspect of smart writing and thinking–is free.
Innovation is around every corner. Hurdles are not hurdles to innovators.