This blog is dedicated to making you more creative, more innovative. I will be posting in three different parts; Part One, “Your Brain Is Messing With Your Head”, Part Two, “Here’s The Secret Sauce”, and Part Three, “Seeing Is Believing”. In Part One, I will show you a dozen or more optical illusions and explain […]
Based on my book “The Innovative Thinking Bible”.
Creativity Isn’t A Talent It’s important enough to wash, rinse, repeat. Creativity is a learned process, just like riding a bike, playing golf, or playing the piano. the more you practice the quicker you will become an expert at being innovative. Just like any sport, musical instrument, skateboard, or even yoga, you learn the rules,
When my youngest daughter was only eight, I took her on a hike in the Arizona desert to a place called Petroglyph Canyon. It was in the notorious Superstition Mountains which had a running waterfall nearly all year long. That is saying a great deal considering it wouldn’t rain for months at a time and
What Is Organic Innovation In this blog, I wanted to discuss a new idea, a new way of looking at innovation. In the next chapter on Failure, I discuss when I lost my first company it was like losing a child. This concept is critical for you to understand as it describes the life
Henry Ford And His Assembly Line We all know the story of Henry Ford and how he got credit for inventing the Assembly Line, and how it revolutionized manufacturing forever. But few know the story. As this book isn’t about Henry Ford, only innovation, I am forced to keep it brief. Henry Ford did
Henry Ford’s Assembly Line Family Tree Looking at Ford’s use of the assembly line with an “organic” perspective shows us it’s family tree. Ford’s need to solve his manufacturing problem of assembly was already solved in potato farming. It took an open mind, an uninterrupted environment, and “luck Lightning” to strike Henry that day
Look Elsewhere The first collapsible baby carriage was invented by an inventor named Owen Maclaren. Maclaren was inspired by the system designed for folding undercarriages for Spitfire planes in World War II. Innovator James Dyson was inspired by a cyclone vacuum system used to suck up sawdust in sawmills. Dyson went on to design the
The 30 Circles Test Take a piece of paper and draw 30 circles on it. You have one minute to turn as many circles as you can into objects. Examples: One circle could be drawn as a sun. Another could be drawn as a globe. Draw as many as you can! Look for quantity over quality.
This is more of a challenge… Every day, I want you to write down 10 ideas. Get yourself a journal, use Outlook, Word, or pages. Just write down 10 ideas per day. They don’t have to be award winning ideas or even good ones. Just ideas. They can be about work, home, hobbies, family, or
Failure On An Epic Scale Let’s kick off another first by talking about “failure” right out of the gate and get it out of the way. It wouldn’t be fair for me to just tout my successes and the successes of all the other people’s examples. Yes, Henry Ford utilized the assembly line and