Ideas are everywhere. You can find them hiding behind the plant pot, or maybe they’re outside, on the lawn. Perhaps you just have to let them in through the door, then stop them from jumping out the window and running away again.One thing’s certain: we can all have ideas, simple or sophisticated.
That’s what’s so great about them.One of my favorite ideators was Percy Shaw of Halifax, Yorkshire in England. Who he? Well, he was a road mender from a very large family, who helped supplement his father’s meagre salary by selling surplus fruit and vegetables from the family garden.
But you see his ideas every night. Millions of them, blinking at you. He invented the cat’s eye, that incredibly useful device that lights the way along roads in the dark.
That was a great idea from a humble ideator, but smart people have ideas too and you don’t get much smarter than Nobel prize winners. In 2006 all five of them talked about their ideas. Of those, three testified that they have ideas when talking to people.
So, people – all people, any people – are important to ideas. They have ideas, and they help each other have ideas. This is very cool.You’re a person (unless you’re a bot scanning this page), and it’s probable that you can talk, right? So talk!
By doing this, you’re helping yourself, and others, to have ideas.The greatest thing about talking is that we can now talk so much more and share our ideas. Just dial into the web and you can talk to anyone about pretty much anything. Actually, I’d prefer it if you dialed into ideas4All, obviously…