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What sets disruptive entrepreneurs and innovators apart from the rest? In his INK talk, David Rowan, editor of Wired UK, asserts it’s a “healthy disregard for the impossible” and offers nine tips for cultivating that mindset:

  • Ignore the little problems
  • Need to make your mark on the world
  • Have an obsession
  • Don’t be motivated by money
  • Be an outsider
  • Find an early mentor
  • Adapt to failure
  • Nurture your network
  • Be a little bit difficult

For an epitome of these criteria, see Thomas Edison’s 1888 to-do list, which Rowan offers as an example. 

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