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How ideas happen: Half a can of soup

My eldest daughter and son-in-law joined us for a good old-fashioned mid-west family supper last night: meatloaf, baked potatoes, and green bean casserole. Son-in-law commented about how much he loved green bean casserole, but they seldom made it, and daughter … Continue reading

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When Ideas Have Sex – Matt Ridley

Here’s a great talk by Matt Ridley on what happens when ideas meet and mate:

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Good ideas must die

If you’ve every had an idea, you’ve wrestled with this. We love our ideas. Even the ones that suck. Most of us understand that we should kill off our bad ideas. (If you don’t understand that yet, you will after … Continue reading

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Ignorance is innovation fuel

In one of his recent Monday Morning Memos, Roy H. Williams offered some excellent advice for people who are seeking to “think outside the box:” Talk to someone who doesn’t even know what box you’re talking about.

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Sometimes ideas just click

From Lego, a video showing how sometimes ideas just click.

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Ideas alter the balance of power

What kind of push-back do your ideas get?

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Innovation ideas from science fiction

Phil McKinney points out that science fiction writers have a record of “inventing” things years before they become reality: It’s staggering how much of what we do today is last generations science fiction!  

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QOTD: “a long sequence of small sparks”

“All great inventions emerge from a long sequence of small sparks…”

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