quote-marksDave Huer

Founder Hubble Project Group

“Crazy is paying attention to naysayers.”

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE A MAVERICK?

“Someone with gumption who will not give up an idea even when the odds seem to be impossibly high, or there’s immense or universal objection.”

DAVE’S BIO

David Huer is Founder Hubble Project Group.  He is a creative problem solver, synthesizing practical solutions using imaginative “wraparound” thinking.

Until 2007, Dave had a severe stutter, and originally started out in back-office clerking and research. No one wanted me talking to customers. But looking for challenges to conquer: Despite the stutter, earning $1,000 profit/month for 4 months – selling $6 calendars by learning door-to-door sales technique to overcome shyness; getting into whitewater kayaking, caving and cave rescue to learn risk-taking; learning and practicing industrial design; venturing to practice idea-selling; persuading the BC Premier’s Office to fund SpeechEasy (a $5,500 anti-stuttering hearing-aid); and getting my Commerce education.

The grit comes from overcoming personal circumstance, but also from getting into the muck, bootstrapping hard-earned dollars, learning to see a No as a door to a future Yes, and in venturing going to the wire financially 4 times when overcoming obstacles. I have the will to win — an absolute desire to achieve my objectives.

 

WHY DAVID WAS INTERVIEWED

I met David via Innovation Labs Meet up and listening to him share his ideas he clearly stood out as a maverick. David is genuinely spatially aware and thinks differently.

HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?

“I think it’s 3-dimensional or multi-dimensional creativity. It’s a form of creativity. Story, last night I was watching You Tube nova video on Mayan archeology and they were discussing how the century of work to dicipher mine hieroglyphics and there’s this guy, Peabody in Harvard whose solved the major puzzle part of this. And it struck me that mine archeology is a 3 dimensional language and I think a lot of language that’s taught is 2-dimensional. So I was thinking I should email them and say have you ever looked at it this way? So I think it’s a way of reframing the problem. I look at it from all sides. Innovation, do you mean academic, scientific or commercial, because they’re all different. They’re like a hydrogen atom, innovation and maverickism are connected to carry society forward.”

IS THERE ANYONE WHO’S A MAVERICK THAT INSPIRES YOU?

King George VI who overcame his stutter.

KEY LEARN FROM INTERVIEW

The challenges of being a different thinker.

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