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Idea generation


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Idea Generation blueprint for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Idea generation

  1. 1. Idea Generation<br /><br />
  2. 2. Catalogue Your Ideas<br />Use a spreadsheet, or carry around a notebook, write things down as you come up with them. <br />Assume unlimited resources <br />
  3. 3. Problem Solver<br />Think of your job – what did you do what frustrated you? <br />Any efficiencies to be gained?<br />
  4. 4. Problem Solver<br />Think of your industry – How can technology disrupt processes? <br />Think digital media and its impact on Newspapers, for example<br />
  5. 5. Problem Solver<br />Think of what you’ve done this week – where were your frustrations based?<br />
  6. 6. Break Your Routine<br />What frustrations came out of your new experiences?<br />
  7. 7. Question Everything<br />Wear your Innovation hat while doing readings for other classes. <br />Question assumptions<br />
  8. 8. Don’t Have Frustrations?<br />Listen to Others – what are their frustrations?<br />
  9. 9. Think Like a Designer<br />Innovate on real goods. <br />Peanut Butter Jar, easier to clean. <br />
  10. 10. Skate Where the Puck is Going<br />Read reports from Forrester Research, Gartner Research, (all available from Lippincott Library). <br />
  11. 11. Skate Where the Puck is Going II<br />Read TechCrunch, VentureBeat,, – find out where others are innovating, and see how you can innovate on THEIR ideas<br />
  12. 12. Inspiration From Others<br />Check out your local Tech Transfer Office<br />
  13. 13. Expand Your Network<br />Expose yourself to new industries / new problems<br />
  14. 14. Think about how others innovated…..<br />Warby Parker – Thought designer glasses were too expensive<br /> – Saw that people wanted to search for local goods online<br /> – Called 1-800-Diapers and realized they only carry cloth diapers<br />