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Idea Generation – 5 Brilliant Techniques You Can Use

idea generationWhether it is your business you are trying to change or your life, you need idea generation techniques to come up with new and novel ideas to get different results. Now of course there are hundreds of techniques and approaches. However in my opinion, there are 5 brilliant techniques that are particularly effective. The 5 techniques are listed below and it is important to note that each one of these is a standalone techniques that can suffice on its own or work in combination with each other.


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Creativity for Ordinary People

creativity for ordinary peopleNo, creativity is not just about a guru coming out with that earth-shattering idea or product. We are talking here about creativity for ordinary people. How does an ordinary person create difference and innovation in their average day at work or at home? So whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or a housewife, here are some techniques for you to unleash your creativity…

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Creativity and Innovation using SCAMPER

creativity and innovationThere are many creativity and innovation tools out there for deployment in the workplace but there is one tool – or rather a brainstorming technique – called SCAMPER that can help you to generate  a lot of ideas for development of new products/services and especially for innovating existing products/services…

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7 Stages of Innovation

7 Stages of InnovationNot all innovative ideas convert to success. In fact, the vast majority of innovative ideas do not succeed. So when converting an idea into reality, are there some key processes within the innovation program  that can help to secure higher success rates?  Turns out that innovation is indeed a series of processes that can be thought of as the 7 stages of innovation.

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Dramatic Predictions for the Future

This article is an extract from the article by Thomas Frey, a well-known futurist

Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in all of human history.

Predicting the FutureBy 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in a driverless car, use a 3D printer to print hyper-individualized meals, and will spend most of their leisure time on an activity that hasn’t been invented yet. The world will have seen over 2 billion jobs disappear, with most coming back in different forms in different industries, with over 50% structured as freelance projects rather than full-time jobs…

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Disruptive Innovation

The leading authority on disruptive innovation is Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard University. This article is an extract from various articles about his ideas.

disruptive innovationAs companies innovate, sometimes faster than their customers’ needs evolve, they eventually end up producing products or services that are actually too sophisticated, too expensive, and too complicated for many customers in their market. Remember the mainframe computer that cost millions of dollars and was so complex only a few select organizations could use it?

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