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Planning A Brainstorm From A to Z – Part 2

Posted: July 13, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Articles, Free Content

In Part 1, we discussed that if you’re looking for creativity and innovation, you need to have a plan. We also covered from A to M. If you missed Planning A Brainstorm From A to Z – Part 1, start with Part 1 first. In Part 2, we complete our brainstorm checklist that will help […]

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Brainstorm Technique #12: Inside The Box

Posted: May 20, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Image used under Creative Commons license. Image linked to original work. Brainstorm Technique: Alphabrainstorming Outside the box is a vast and intimidating place. With so many possibilities and a blank piece of paper, it can be hard to know where to start. For consumers, it’s called the Paradox of Choice. It’s no different for brainstormers. […]

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5 things The Godfather trilogy taught me about brainstorming

Posted: May 9, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Articles, Free Content

A movie like The Godfather needs no introduction. The little film about Don Corleone and his merry band of mobsters has become one of the most celebrated movies of the last 100 years. (Of course, one recent poll showed it’s also the movie most people lie about having seen.) So between the shootouts, the double […]

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Brainstorm Technique #11: AlphaBrainstorming

Posted: November 14, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: AlphaBrainstorming When it comes to generating ideas, simplicity can sometimes be key. More effort spent focusing on the structure of the brainstorm means less energy focused on generating ideas. With AlphaBrainstorming, the brainstorm uses something ingrained into the mind to help drive the brainstorm session. Ideal Activity For: concept development, idea generation, problem […]

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Brainstorm Technique #10: Sense From Nonsense

Posted: October 25, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Sense From Nonsense When it comes to problem-solving, generating a nonsense solution can be much easier than thinking of a good, workable solution. First, there’s no pressure involved in generating a solution you know is outlandish. Second, it gets the creative wheels turning and warmed up. Finally, it lightens the mood as brainstorm […]

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Brainstorm Technique #9 – SuperModding

Posted: October 11, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: SuperModding A super modified race car looks very similar to a standard car, except one or two attributes are exaggerated. Whether it’s a big, shiny engine or an enormous wing on the top of the car, it’s hard to miss. With supermodding, you apply the same basic process to the subject of your […]

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Brainstorm Technique #8 – 0-60

Posted: October 4, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: 0-60 Just like the name suggests, this brainstorm technique is all about speed. The point is to find 60 different solutions to the main question of your brainstorm session. Don’t worry about filtering your thoughts. As fast as the ideas are generated,  they should be recorded. Remember, speed is the key. Ideal Activity […]

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Brainstorm Technique #7 – Creative Curve Ball

Posted: September 27, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Creative Curve Ball If you’ve ever watched baseball, you know nothing throws a hitter off more than when they’re looking for one pitch and you get another. This technique brings that concept to your brainstorm session by introducing random stimuli to your creative process. The idea is to use the random stimuli to […]

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7 People To Avoid Inviting To Your Brainstorm

Posted: September 22, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Articles, Free Content

  When it comes to planning and executing a brainstorming session, there can be little debate that a clearly defined purpose is the most important factor in the success or failure of the meeting. The next most important thing to consider is “Who are you going to invite?” Constructing a good brainstorm group can be […]

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Brainstorm Technique #6 – Brainstorm Go Round

Posted: September 20, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Brainstorm Go Round Ideas are often hard to explore in a large group setting because it’s so easy for one voice to get lost in the crowd. The quickest and most efficient way to further develop a concept in a group is with the brainstorm technique known as Brainstorm Go Round. In this […]

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