Generating Good Ideas

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A talk on how to get better at having ideas with some specific suggestions and references

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  • Generating Good Ideas

    1. 1. GENERATING GREAT IDEAS “You don’t reach Serendip by plotting a course for it. You have to set out in good faith for elsewhere and lose your bearings serendipitously.” - John Barth
    2. 2. GENERATING GREAT IDEAS
    3. 3. LINKS POSTED TO SUBELSKY.COM
    4. 4. MY BACKGROUND
    5. 5. YOU CAN’T GENERATE GOOD IDEAS
    6. 6. YOU CAN BUILD AN IDEA GENERATOR
    7. 7. WRITE ‘EM ALL DOWN
    8. 8. DON’T OVERVALUE IDEAS http://sivers.org/multiply
    9. 9. DRAW YOUR IDEAS
    10. 10. DON’T WAIT FOR “EUREKA” http://vimeo.com/14537133
    11. 11. WATCH FOR SLOW HUNCHES
    12. 12. SHARE YOUR IDEAS (DON’T PROTECT) “...we are often better served by connecting ideas than we are by protecting them.” - Steven Johnson
    13. 13. READ VORACIOUSLY
    14. 14. BLOG AND GIVE TALKS
    15. 15. ACT AT A SMALL SCALE (TINKER)
    16. 16. MAKE SMALL BETS
    17. 17. OPTIMIZE FOR LEARNING http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/blog/2010/10/a-history-of-failed-projects.html
    18. 18. OPTIMIZE FOR LEARNING http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/blog/2010/10/a-history-of-failed-projects.html
    19. 19. SPEND TIME WITH SMART PEOPLE
    20. 20. BUILD OR JOIN A NETWORK
    21. 21. BUILD OR JOIN A NETWORK
    22. 22. USE SOCIAL MEDIA

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