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Thinking without a box…

Undone is useless...

Almost 20 years ago I had an idea. A good idea, at least I thought. Probably not as good an idea in reality.

But, I was convinced.

In Seattle on business I got tired of being rained on. More specifically, I got tired of getting wet from the umbrella getting in an out of the car. And then I had an inspiration.

If you could just open the umbrella from the opposite direction, the wet part would close into the middle. Simple.

I drew plans. Contacted some engineers for design help. Looked into manufacturing. Sized the market opportunity.

AND DID NOTHING...

I got busy. Or bored. Or distracted.

Then, a few weeks ago I saw the picture above.

Someone did the one thing that I could not seem to do, finish.

Undone is useless.

What do you need to do today so you don't miss the opportunity to create?