Some rules to keep in mind

  • Suspend your judgment: approach all ideas--even ones that normally might seem lame--with a sense of  possibility.
  • Go for quantity. The object of brainstorming is to get as many of ideas on the table as possible in as short a time as possible.
  • Get everyone all wired up: Two magic words: caffeine & sugar. Apply in large doses before and during the session.
  • No electronics: No laptops, no phones, no exceptions.
  • Sleep on it:  Use the passage of some time to get perspective and only then consider and sort out the ideas that were generated.
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Only invite brains

Every organization consists of 2 general types of people: 

  • a) those who agree with the boss all the time and
  • b) those who have their own ideas and opinions. 

The Yes-men and Yes-women only spout regurgitated pap, so don't invite them.

The ones that usually have negative ideas will come in handy later, when you're sorting through the ideas, but but they're not useful when you're generating them.

 If you're brainstorming, don't characterizes  ideas as "bad."  Yes, there are bad ideas, but they're the fertilizer out of which good ideas grow.

When it comes to brainstorming meetings, the terms "long" and "productive" are an oxymoron. 

Think 15 to 20 minutes. The moment everyone's energy starts to flag, end the meeting before the storm turns into a dull drizzle.

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Two of the biggest innovations

Two of the biggest innovations of modern times are cars and airplanes. At first, every new invention looks like a toy. It takes decades for people to realise the potential of it.

  • Adolphus Greely, a brigadier general, was one of the first people outside the car industry to consider the usefulness of a "horseless carriage." He bought three cars in 1899 for the U.S. Army to experiment with. It was envisioned to be used as transportation of light artillery such as machine guns, to carry equipment, ammunition, and supplies.
  • The Wright brothers saw the prospects of their new flying machine to be used as a reconnoitering agent in a time of war. The U.S. Army purchased the first "flyer" in 1908.

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Dr. Seuss
How did it get so late so soon?

It’s night before it’s afternoon.

December is here before it’s June.

My goodness how time has flewn.

How did it get so late so soon?

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