The Idea Monkey – a little genius

I happened upon @theideamokey (sometimes the “helpful” Twitter suggestions really are helpful) and was introduced to a person who had made problem-solving their full-time job.

My Year 9 maths teacher had this nifty trick of giving us our homework at the beginning of the class – if we had finished it before the end of class, we could go homework-free or were offered logic puzzles to solve. It was one of my favourite things to do – try and work out the staircase grid … by virtue of one, two (unmentioned) existed nonetheless.

Mike Maddock : “writes about innovation and solving problems with disruptive ideas” and he “build(s) the types of culture and processes that lead to new product success.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemaddock/

Now that sounds like fun …

Doing business better requires thinking about the same things in a different way.

Doing business better requires creative and innovative thought.

Creativity and innovation require a catalyst; a little”genius” (as defined by the ancient Greeks)

Genius (Gk) : a muse who helped artists work. Contr: post-Renaissance idea that ‘genius’ comes from within an individual.

Could I sit there? Could I provoke a different way of thinking?  Could I spark curiosity?  Could I act as a ‘genius’?

What questions should businesses be asking that will mean business success?

Note to self : research Mike Maddock – how did he get to where he is?  What is his background?

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