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Ideas - especially the new ones - drive life!!!

How do we come up with new ideas & what do we do about them? I mean - I come up with new ideas each day (we all do) - just so difficult to collate them and do something about them.

It's vital to believe in the Practice of Ideas
This would involve identifying, advocating and then making them happen.

The first step in ideation is to identify an idea worth pursuing. Ideas don’t come pre-packaged; most of them are synthesized as multiple ideas and modified as per the need.
Rarely do we come up with REAL ORIGINAL IDEAS - they're original to the extent that the same ideas have not been tried in our operational areas.

Advocating the idea comes next - PACKAGING is extremely important here. The language of communication is an important aspect of how an idea is packaged in order to make it appealing and more likely to succeed. Two ways to do it - well packaged - sold to the world or financed out of your pocket!!! :-)
  1. Keep the message simple
  2. Understand the POT of GOLD at the end of the rainbow - just don't talk about it in such a way that Expectations are raised to that level. A truly radical idea is like a small child - give it time to develop and grow.
  3. Try and ideate the BIG idea into smaller ones - that's like smaller cogs on a gear system- the gears get into motion and then things begin to happen.
Advocating the idea ain't easy. There are sets of believers and the obverse. If you're working for someone - link the idea to something he/she believes in. That should ease the pressure when you go in for the kill. It also makes the idea easy to comprehend.

The challenge lies in getting the backing financial & human to implement. The business of implementation is less about ideas than about managing people, budgets, projects, and processes. There comes a time, when actions speak louder than words.

Different people feel differently about the execution of the ivory tower ideas.
The Ideas need to show a quick payoff;
A fast win may actually be a loss; major change involves working on foundations, which takes time;
Every idea needs an implementation plan if it’s going to go anywhere;
Experiment, then scale up - don't rush in;
At some point, you have to know when to get out of the way and let others execute. Parents must let the child grow up.
2 comments:
Anonymous

Somthing I believe about Ideas : Many a good ideas are dismissed bcos we tryt o qualify them at birth...

My support to arjun in the idea progeny.


Anonymous

Somthing I believe about Ideas : Many a good ideas are dismissed bcos we tryt o qualify them at birth...

My support to arjun in the idea progeny.


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