Posted on June 2, 2011 by matthewdbenson
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Having an “idea” is a uniquely human thing. It can be fun, beautiful, empowering, motivating, exciting, artistic, valuable. *
Through personal reflection, brainstorming, facilitation and crowdsourcing ideas can be leveraged and improved upon, to the point that the outcome is far better than the initial idea.
Ideas come from creative thinking, considering the previously unconsidered, often referred to as ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking or ‘strategic’ thinking (albeit strategy in many businesses seems, disappointingly, often not to be that creative).
I enjoy the creative process of originating and developing ideas, and so wanted to pull together some thoughts on this.
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