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Producing Ideas: Leading Principles
  • An idea is nothing more nor less than a new combination of old elements.
  • The capacity to bring old elements into new combinations depends largely on t...

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A Technique for Producing Ideas

A Technique for Producing Ideas

by James Young

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What is most valuable to know is not where to look for a particular idea, but how to train the mind in the method by which all ideas are produced and how to grasp the principles which are a...

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James Webb Young

"You will find that a good idea has, as it were, self-expanding qualities. It stimulates those who see it to add to it. Thus possibilities in it which you have overlooked will come to light."

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Ideas Are New Combinations

An idea is nothing more or less than a new combination of old elements.

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All ideas follow a five-step process:

  1. The gathering of raw materials—both the materials of your immediate problem and the materials which come from a constant enrichment...

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It is such a terrible chore that we are constantly trying to dodge it. Instead of working systematically at the job of gathering raw material we sit around hoping for inspiration to strike us.

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