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Most Breakthroughs Are Break-withs

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As product leaders, we are always looking for ways to create products that make a difference in the lives of our users. We often strive for incremental advancements, but what if we could take giant leaps instead?

The truth is, most breakthroughs are break-withs. They require us to challenge the status quo and think outside the box. Simply improving upon what already exists is not enough — we must be willing to take risks and try new things.

So how do we do this? How do we conceive product ideas that are giant leaps, not just small steps forward? How do we come up with ideas that are truly groundbreaking, rather than just incremental improvements?

Here are some thoughts on cultivating an environment that facilitates product ideas that disrupt the status quo.

Let’s not settle for incremental advancements. Instead, let’s aim for the stars, and create products that truly make a difference in the world. As product leaders, it’s our responsibility to push the boundaries of what is possible and to inspire our teams to do the same. The future is ours to create.

Originally published in Bootcamp on Medium.