What If We Asked “What If” More Often?

Between the ages of 2 to 5 years, children asked on average 40,000 questions. What happen’s to us when we get older?  Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka wanted to be able to listen to operas during his frequent trans-Pacific plane trips. He asked the question, “What if I could listen to music any time, anywhere?” He challenged his engineers and designers to come up with something and the “Walkman” went on the market July 1, 1979.

It was ground breaking and Sony went on to sell more that 400 million units. Side note: I think it’s kinda cool how the recent movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” has popularized the Walkman again!

Ibuka had asked a very simple question that started with “What if…?”

So keep asking questions and then do the work, I am asking you to do the same…ask more questions!