Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Last night I attended the 2013 prize giving ceremony at our son’s school. Mark is nearly finished his final year and he’s about to sit his leaving certificate exams in a couple of weeks time. So last night was a celebration of all that they had achieved. And even though it was sprinkled with sadness and emotion, it was amazing to see how all the students have developed into adults. To say how proud we were of our son is an understatement.

Going forward it’s going to be interesting to see how this generation progress. However based on the record of achievements in academics, sport, arts and others, I think we’re in safe hands!

One amusing part of the night was when the drummer, Dean could not locate his drum sticks before they played a few numbers that needed the percussion support. But within minutes he had improvised and enabled the group to ‘bring the house down’ with a brilliant performance.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. And in business it’s during these times that if we allow ourselves to do so, we start to use our ability to innovate and create something new.