The new habit I’m trying to build is to become what James Altucher calls an Idea Machine. Basically, that means generating 10 ideas per day. They don’t have to be good ideas, just ideas.
The premise is that it builds your idea muscle to the point that you can generate ideas at any time you need. I’m planning to share this experience, so if you’re already reading this blog, stay tuned.
And if you have any questions, leave them in the comments.
Paul Gates taught a powerful message at Coast Hills Community Church this weekend. I recommend the whole video, but I particularly liked his advice to get people to tell you their story. It’s so much more powerful than the normal small talk we make with people.
Well, there are two types of careers. You can either learn something and then go do it. Or you can learn something and then go do something else.
David Nordfors, The Untapped $140 Trillion Innovation For Jobs Market
User testing can be a lot like a cold pool on a hot day. You can agonize about getting in – making excuses and putting it off for fear of the bracing cold. But once you get into it, it’s so refreshing.
The Thing From the Future looks like a fun game for imagining cool scenarios for the future.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and to discover all along the prisoner was you.
Corrie ten Boom
Critics jumped on the dorky aspect and the high price, but those weren’t the dooming factors. Early adopters often put up with cost and ridicule for innovations that meet real needs. But no one needs a Segway.
Erika Hall, Just Enough Research
Thought this was a great point, especially on this, the eve of the alleged iWatch.
Never get a haircut at a barber shop that sells hats.
… Most dysfunction falls into familiar patterns — and that’s good news because, once you understand the patterns, it’s easier to come up with a plan to manage them.