Robin Williams is frenetic, bizarre, over-the-top, and, to some, irritating. He is also a comic genius. And with that last statement I reveal myself as a huge fan. Obscure references, tangential non-sequiturs, the voices, all those things that drive others bat crazy...give me all those and more.
People often want to know how one gets started being creative and what one should do to be creative and, the ultimate impossible to answer question, "Where do you get your ideas?" Attached is a picture that shows how creativity, idea generation, and innovation came together for me yesterday.
I recently stumbled across this quote attributed to Howard Aiken. "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." I think there may be a truth in this statement that goes deeper than what Mr. Aiken was saying; I think it raises an interesting point for internal auditors.
I just finished a nifty little book by C. McNair Wilson titled Hatch! Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer. The book focuses on brainstorming and idea generation. But the last chapter contains what may be one of the more profound things I've seen in a long time.
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