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?