Jump Start Your Brain - Spark Deck 5.31.2017

BACKGROUND on Spark Decks© and Stimulus Response®: As we teach in Innovation Engineering training courses research by the IE Institute team finds that creativity and innovation is not random.  You can increase the number of ideas you generate by a factor of 10 and the number of validated BIG IDEAS by a factor of 6.   The three principles are: 

1. Explore STIMULUS - Stimulus sets off a chain reaction of free associations that spark fresh ideas.

2. Leverage DIVERSITY -  When different people, interact with stimulus and each other an exponential increase in fresh ideas is ignited. 

3. Drive Out FEAR:  Fear of failure kills free associating.  To be successful it must be replaced with a sense of curiosity, experimentation and exploration in a Fail FAST Fail CHEAP way.

Spark Decks translate insights from the six fields of Stimulus Mining (Patent, Wisdom, Market, Insight, Future and Unrelated) into an easy to use format.  The slides contain a DISRUPTIVE Fact deigned to engage fresh ideas - and a set of DIVERGENT prompts designed to ignite fresh thoughts.  The slides are made available for downloading - allowing you to customize the divergent prompts and to edit the slides. 

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Wisdom Mining: Recent research shows that video technology enhancing learning and the improvements of skills. This slide outlines this specifically when it comes to cooking, but how can video training improve internal or external training programs?

Market Mining: When looking at millenials as your target market are targeting them correctly? As a large percentage of the population is close to turning 40 has your message changed as they have aged?

Unrelated Mining: What is your biggest life challenge? One divorced mom took her biggest challenge and turned it into a business.  What do you do every day that could solve a real problem for other people?