EVERYTHING BRILLIANT

starts with an idea

It's not how many ideas you have, it's how many you make happen

Brilliant Idea #358. Evacuation pods for high rise buildings

Unfortunately the difficulties of evacuating high rise buildings has been in the news.  If the fire is below you, the ability to escape to safety is very difficult. Brilliant Idea #358 is an evacuation pod.  They’re used on ships all the time. The only difference is that these have large, auto-opening parachutes.

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Brilliant Idea #357. Fake grass that looks less fake

Fake grass is, well, obvious, because it’s perfect. Brilliant Idea #357 is fake grass that looks less fake. Why can’t I buy fake grass that has a slightly different grass hight and colour?

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Is asking staff for ideas always a good idea. Radio show interview

In case anyone wants to listen to me on Engage for Success radio talking about whether Staff Suggestion Scheme really are a good idea.   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/engage-for-success/2017/03/06/show-197-is-asking-staff-for-ideas-really-a-good-idea

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Innovation Inspiration #107

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Innovation Inspiration #106

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Using gravity to store electricity

We’d all like to use more energy generated from renewable sources than carbon technologies but one thing traditional power generation has over renewables like solar and wind is that if we need more energy at some point, we can throw more coal or gas into the furnaces, but we can’t make the wind blow or […]

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What can we learn from education to make ideation workshops more productive?

We’ve probably all been in the situation where someone has caught us off-guard and asked, “any ideas”? For as confident that we might be that we ought to be able to come up with ideas, they’ve caught us off-guard, we feel totally un-prepared and our mind goes blank. The next time you run an ideation session, […]

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Why we kill our own ideas

Human beings are idea machines. All us have ideas all the time. Most of us don’t notice because we kill those ideas as soon as we have them. We’re all guilty of this. In writing down and sharing my ideas on this blog I’m pretty unique – odd some might say, but despite the fact […]

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Radio Garden

This is one of the best things I’ve seen in years. It’s kinda like one of my ideas, Brilliant Idea #139. Try it, it’s beautiful. Just spin the globe and listen to the local radio station. I’m writing this listening to Radio Cuenca in Equador. Radio Garden

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They so say there’s no such thing as a Stupid idea……s&$t express

Yep, this is a thing.  They send a small parcel of (animal) poo anonymously to someone on your behalf.  Now, I have a very low threshold for ideas because I do, sincerely believe, that all the best ideas started life sounding utterly ridiculous……but I really can’t decide whether this is brilliant or…..shit 😉 Find out […]

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Innovative Insurance Channel through Lottery Retailers

It is estimated that 60% of the population of Brazil – over 105 million people are on low incomes. For those citizens there is a fine line between hardship and crisis as there is no state funded safety net that we benefit from here in the UK. Pioneering micro-insurance Micro-insurance can help these families to […]

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New ideas for old problems

The simplest mistake we can all make is to assume that because no-one seems to have solved a problem already that the problem can’t be solved. Well here’s a great example of a new idea solving an old problem. How do you spread butter from the fridge on fresh bread? You can’t, it’s impossible. It’s […]

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Brilliant Idea. The Airbike

This IS brilliant. It’s a bike that is propelled by air. Compressed air is pushed into this tank at the back. That air is then used to push the gear at the front of the bike just as water turns a water wheel or wind turns a wind turbine. The tank will move the bike […]

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Brilliant Idea for a multi-purpose farm. Energy and fish

Now this is a Brilliant Idea. It’s a multiple purpose farm – fish and energy. The fish don’t care that there’s energy producing panels above. This is a massive photovoltaic power station built on a fish farm put into operation in Zhejiang. It covers an area of 300 hectares, with a total installed capacity of 200MW. […]

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Brilliant Idea #356. The Idea Taxi

Everything brilliant about your organisation started with an idea. Everything that will be brilliant about your organisation WILL start with an idea. You just need to find that idea. Why then do organisations find it so hard to find (and recognise) the next brilliant idea? Well that’s because ideas can be hard and sharing ideas […]

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Brilliant Idea #352. Crowd Count Drone

We’ve seen this plenty of times before, but never so brilliantly as after the Inauguration of the man-baby fascist, Donald Trump who claimed, despite these photos which seem to show the contrary, that the largest gathering of human beings ever amassed came out to see him take the oath (can known liars take oaths….I digress). […]

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So True. The Emotional journey of creating something new

This is so true. I wish I could find the source, but I can’t.

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Innovation Inspiration #105. (‘scuse my French)

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Dog Onesies

Another one in the “why didn’t I think of that” bucket. Onsies for dogs to keep them clean and warm when out walkies on wet days. Humans and canines have been cohabiting for thousands of years. Indeed, archaeological records shows the first undisputed dog remains buried beside humans date back 14,700 years ago, with disputed […]

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Brilliant Idea #351. The How2 bot

I used to work in the process business. If you read Brilliant Idea #345 you’ll know that. Large corporations spend a huge amount of money documenting and managing their businesses process for two reasons; because they have to for compliance reasons and so their staff know how to do ‘stuff’.  There is a flaw. Most people, […]

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