How do you get a lot of ideas?

Don The Idea Guy Linus Pauling said the best way to get a good idea was to get a lot of ideas -- but the question then becomes, how do you get a lot of ideas? The answer is easy... DON THE IDEA GUY!

24 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Killing and Reincarnation of Ideas

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It can take an entire generation (or two) for an idea to die. Some ideas weren’t always “bad ideas”. Many times the beliefs related to how an idea came into being and was adopted by the masses were once valid. Fearing people from other tribes who looked different and had different cultures from your own tribe was probably […]

15 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Inspirational Eavesdropping

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Ever been sitting at your desk at work and overheard a co-worker talking about a project and it sparked an idea for a completely unrelated problem you were working on? How about standing in line at your local Starbucks waiting to place your order and hearing another patron on their phone talking about a vacation they’re planning and […]

08 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

No Chips Notification Device

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You’ve heard of PSAs, right? Public Service Announcements? This is a PSI — a Public Service Innovation from Don The Idea Guy. For months they told us it was coming They told us this new technology was going to make our credit card transactions more secure when purchasing at retail stores. I’m talking about the […]

06 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

My Mom The Rock Star

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Many people ask me how I became “creative” — I tell them to blame my mom. Though there are plenty of stories from my childhood I could share in regard to how she fostered creative thinking in me and my two siblings, this latest story from just last weekend clearly demonstrates not only from where I inherited […]

17 May 2016 ~ 1 Comment

What to do after you LOSE the sale

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I just published a new brainstorm over at FiveBuckBrainstorms.com. The subject of this collection of 12+ ideas is themed around what salespeople should do after they lose a sale. There is a little back story behind this Five Buck Brainstorm in which you may be interested… Once upon a time… Let me tell you about a B2B business […]

10 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Seth Godin Thinks Your Idea Will Probably Fail

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I was binge-listening to Jason (I wear Your Shirt) Zook’s new Action Army podcast and toward the end of episode 8 (I’d give you the exact timestamp, but then you might jump right to it rather than listening to the entire episode like you should) Jason mentions writing Seth Godin and sharing the idea for his “I Wear Your […]

30 April 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Side Hustle Beanstorm

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There are just a handful of podcasts that I listen to on a regular (daily or weekly) basis. The ones that get a little “ooh!” out of me when I see there is a new episode downloading to my favorite podcast app. They have great content, interesting guests with relatable stories to share, engaging hosts, and (perhaps most importantly) […]

04 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

10 Ideas Worth Sharing with the World

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As part of a daily idea practice I participate in with some friends on Facebook, a recent topic prompt asked for 10 ideas, messages, thoughts, concepts I consider worth sharing with the world. Since January of 2015 I’ve actually been in a habit of posting one of those thoughts on a daily basis (with the help […]

25 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Bringing The Bluelight Back

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A couple months ago I saw an article from Reuters saying Kmart was planning to bring back the Bluelight Special. Personally, I this is smart move. There are solid strategic reasons for dusting off this promotion from the retro era of retail marketing and updating for the modern social media age. As a matter of fact I think it […]

11 January 2016 ~ 1 Comment

5 Creativity and Marketing Lessons from David Bowie

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David Bowie was more than a favorite musician to me. He was my creative shaman; a marketing mind reader who knew exactly what kind of audio atmosphere I required to produce some of my best work. He was a soundtrack companion that followed me from high school to art school and then into the working world […]

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