Vision Without Execution Is Just A Hallucination

Today’s headline, “Vision Without Execution Is Just A Hallucination,” is a great quote from author Walter Isaacson. The reason I immediately wrote that quote down was because I wanted to remember it. I know too many people with great ideas who have no clue how to execute them.

In his new book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Isaacson points out that it takes a team effort to achieve great innovation. “One man (woman) does not do it alone.”

Isaacson’s book is a revealing guide to how innovation really happens. The press release for the book said, “Isaacson explores the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities.”

Isaacson has written biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger.

He recently sat down with Kara Swisher, founding partner of Re/Code, to discuss the need for creative collaboration.

Click here to watch the interview.

2 thoughts on “Vision Without Execution Is Just A Hallucination

  1. Congratulations: your quotable headline is already near to the top of a Google search for this quote. However, the quote is also attributed (over the years) to Einstein and Edison. I believe (but cannot confirm) that I read it in Isaacson’s EINSTEIN bio. And of course, the BIG question is if it should be “an” not “a” hallucination.

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