The best innovators are problem solvers, not pioneers

10/16/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Innovators rarely set out to be pioneers and often come up with their best ideas when fixing a problem or filling an industry void, according to Maynard Webb, founder of the Webb Investment Network, board chairman at Yahoo and former chief operating officer at eBay. Webb writes that tech entrepreneurs looking for success should pay attention to what's been done before, follow market trends and consider improving existing processes -- all while being open to change. "Being a great entrepreneur is not about how to come up with one good idea; it's about how to constantly change it into something better," he writes.

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