The crazies

November 25th, 2009

I have always wanted to write a post on the crazies.

These are the people who come up with hair brained schemes to change the world.

However they don’t get the credit till they do just that.  Up until that point they are just crazy.

Yet we shy away, they’re different, out there, exude passion.

Take a leap, listen to them, see if you can help.  They could be the next big game changer and even if not chances are you’ll learn something new that you’d never have learnt hanging out with regular people.

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6 Responses to “The crazies”

  1. Suzanne Says:

    I agree! Crazy people have the best ideas, even though they usually lack the ability to see them through, they are passionate which is inspiring.
    What is not cool though and I think I know the references you are making, is public slandering, account hacking, bribery and other forms of craziness that is just not good business practice or good for anybody’s reputation. The people who “shy away” do not want to be associated with this sort of behaviour.

  2. Robbie Mackay Says:

    I’ve always found having a few crazies in my group of friends (..ok maybe more than a few) helps to keep me going 🙂

    I think this post at Project Mojave puts it well:
    “Crazy people are sometimes successful because they don’t know that they should stop and think about that big problem in their path. Who runs right at a big fucking obstacle as if it wasn’t there? A crazy person, that’s who.”

  3. Elliot Alexander Says:

    Go the crazies. I think some people don’t know they are crazy until they hit that big obstacle.

    Ask a successful start up “would you do it again?” and you will find some think twice before answering “yes” or say “hell no” once is enough.

    Though a true crazy would say “yeah and I’m already doing xyz…”

  4. Bill Bennett Says:

    Interesting. I’ve always thought New Zealand is like Britain in being tolerant of eccentrics. America isn’t so tolerant. Japan is downright hostile and Australia sits somewhere in the middle.

    These attitudes have a huge impact on how the various countries innovate. Poms and Kiwis are great at invention, but often lack follow through. The US and Japan are great at follow through.

  5. Ben Young Says:

    Thanks guys for all your comments! It’s the nudge to get us to meet new people and (hopefully) learn something new.

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