On a recent trip to Barcelona with Hana, my fiancee, we made a number of visits to some of Gaudi’s greatest buildings. One of which was the Sagrada Familia (pictured) – Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece.
What I found really interesting to learn was that Gaudi drew on the natural world for his inspiration for his designs. The picture shows the inside of the roof of the Sagrada Familia and it was inspired by the view we get from looking up when walking though a forest.
This got me to thinking……how much do we look around, not just at our competitors but in other industries, to see what is happening, what is being done, what we like, what do we think our people or customers will like and then ask ourselves….what can I learn from this? what can be applied to my business?
Inspiration and new ideas are all around us. I, for one, am going to keep my eyes open. If you see anything that inspires you then do share it with me.