Here is the Lather, Rinse, Repeat approach to coming up with ideas… Amp yourself up and get psyched for a brainstorm session on your topic. Devour books, articles, websites, movies, magazines, YouTube videos, etc. on whatever topic you plan to ideate on. Then, armed with your favorite caffeinated beverage, set a timer for 15-30 minutes […]
If you have a better idea, a better concept, a more advanced innovation; then by all means sound off. If you have a better idea to improve a product or service, cultivate customer connections, grow the business, increase profits; then your voice should be heard. If you have a better idea that improves nations, brings […]
Amazon says it can ship items before customers order. Is this some sort of mind reading trick? Hardly. They’ve just been paying attention to their customers. Want to read the minds of YOUR customers? Here are a few tips to help you. 1. Wish List Amazon allows users to keep multiple list of things they […]
Yesterday I talked about the difference between Ideas and Creativity, today I want to focus on Creativity vs. Innovation. Creativity is about identifying and uniting unique ideas into a cohesive concept that can solve a problem. Innovation is about putting that concept into action. The planning, implementation and activation of the big idea.
You may not realize there is a difference between Ideas and Creativity, but there is. Ideas are the seemingly random flashes of inspiration and genius. Creativity is finding the valuable links between those ideas and connecting them to forge a chain that is greater than the sum of its parts.
I think the thing that frustrates most people about the process of coming up with ideas is that they believe in a singular moment of creative clarity. That there is an individual “A-HA!” moment where the perfect idea presents itself to the person who needs that exact idea at that exact moment. The process is […]
There’s an old saying that goes “The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” Anyone who has ever suggested a revolutionary new idea knows just how hard those get slapped down, but then six months later someone else suggests basically the same concept and it is then met with […]