EppsNet Archive: Ideas

All of My Great Ideas

9 Feb 2018 /


ideasspotter: 75 Startup Tools and Apps

Posted by on 23 Jul 2012

When Did We Forget Our Dreams?

3 Jun 2012 /

xkcd: “The solution doesn’t involve watering down my every little idea and creative impulse for the sake of someday easing my fit into a mold. It doesn’t involve tempering my life to better fit someone’s expectations. It doesn’t involve constantly holding back for fear of shaking things up. . . .

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Steal Like an Artist

1 Apr 2012 /

There’s an economic theory out there that if you take the incomes of your five closest friends and average them, the resulting number will be pretty close to your own income.

I think the same thing is true of idea incomes. You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with.

— Austin Kleon, Steal Like An Artist

If You Want to Be Great

3 Mar 2012 /

If you want to be great, you need to learn about all the possible relevant ideas that have worked for others. You need to create new ideas, blend, adapt and prioritize them, and constantly test the best ideas to see which ones work for you. Only then can you fully implement — while continuously adjusting — the ideas that really work.

In a Conference Room

18 Nov 2011 /

Stop being false just because you’re in a conference room. Start actively engaging. For example, when you think an idea someone states, or one a group adopts, is a poor one, investigate it. Either you don’t understand it, or it is a poor idea. Stop everything, and find out why someone would say such a thing at this time. What was the purpose? What is the meaning of the contribution? Your teammates will have to live with your inquisitive engagement. You will be present, and you will engage them. You will see them. You will hear what they say. You will seek information about their emotional states, beliefs, plans, and skills. You will connect with other team members to the maximum extent possible. They will have to adjust to your strategy and its results or else not invite you–which would be fine.

— Jim and Michele McCarthy, Software for Your Head

In Creative Work, the More Ideas the Better

13 Jul 2010 /

Simply encouraging “idea-consciousness” can have a profound impact. For a group to realize they are working with too few ideas is a tremendous step.


8 Jun 2010 /
8mm Fisheye Test

The distinctive conduct that marks successful project teams is this: They know there is a time to diverge and a time to converge. That is, in each of the project planning phases (e. g., feasibility, conceptual, definition, execution), the team first moves outward (diverge) to gather information and ideas and to generate alternatives — only then does the team move inward (converge) to focus, evaluate, and select.

The Safety to Express Ideas

8 May 2010 /

Teams must intentionally create an environment where it is safe to express all ideas.

Twitter: 2009-06-08

8 Jun 2009 /
  • RT @diablocody: Re: people using the word “robust” when describing technology. It’s a phone, not Bolognese sauce. #
  • Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it’s the only one you have. — Emile-Auguste Chartier #
  • Oxymoron of the day: optional requirements #

Stealing Ideas

1 Feb 2009 /

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down peoples’ throats.