It's not how many ideas you have, it's how many you make happen
The reluctant innovator
I was working on a project recently and helping out with a roadshow at one of their sites. They were actively looking for ideas from employees. One chap came up to me and promptly told me his idea. Of course I said, “great idea, put it in the system” to which he replied, “nah, you […]
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.
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?
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
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]