Innovative Thinking – Circles Assignment – Blog 008

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.

Tip:  Don’t self-edit or be self-critical.

Remember, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”

How many were you able to convert?  More than you thought?  Less?

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT:  Bookmark this page.  Once you have finished reading this book, I want you to go back and try this test again.  Compare the number of conversions today with the number of conversions then.  I bet you will be surprised!

This creative exercise comes from researcher Bob McKim.

Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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