John Doerr is a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and has successfully backed companies like Google, Twitter, and Amazon. He has seen, firsthand, what type of leadership spurs innovation and turns start-ups into household names.
While his whole talk is fascinating, Doerr speaks specifically on the importance of good ideas and why they are never enough. He says, “I love innovation…but I’ve seen so many disruptive ideas where there hasn’t been execution, where a team doesn’t get it done.”
Like Thomas Edison said, “Vision without execution is hallucination.”
Doerr continues, “It causes me to admire the innovators who can also lead and assemble, recruit, hire, and motivate a great team.”
Innovation and leadership isn’t about an idea, it’s about moving agendas and getting things done.