Throughout the month of May we’ll be focusing on innovation—a topic that’s near and dear to our hearts here at Aisle Planner. I especially love today’s quote because it focuses on what innovation is all about: finding better ways to do things. And that just happens to be the idea Aisle Planner was founded on.
We tend to often think of innovation and technological advances as one in the same. And, while so much innovation these days is centered around technology, technology doesn’t have to be involved for something to be innovative. Today’s quote reinforces this idea—it cuts through all of the noise and buzzwords and strips innovation down to its bones: finding better, smarter, more efficient ways to do things. That’s it.
Technology is, of course, so important to Aisle Planner. After all, we live as a cloud-based software program. But that’s not all that we are and it’s certainly not what we were founded on. Rather, Aisle Planner was founded on the notion that, by simplifying planners’ lives—by making their jobs easier and their workflow more efficient—we could empower small business owners across the world. Technology was simply the means through which we achieved that. The innovative part of that equation, if you ask me, is the goal of empowerment through simplification, not the technology through which we achieved that goal. In other words (or, more accurately, in Edison’s words), we knew there was a better way to do our jobs as planners, and we found it. Simple enough.
So, download today’s wallpaper and let it remind you throughout this month of all of the ways you can simplify your life, of all of the ways you can do things better. Because that simple goal is what innovation is all about. Cheers to your best year yet in innovation!