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Ubiquitous to Anomaly: A useful way to begin the creative process

As innovators:

  • We’re on the constant lookout for novelty.
  • We want/need to know what’s happening in the world and what might change it.
  • We’re not really concerned with debating what’s already here.
  • We simply identify what’s already here and think about how we might change or replace it.

Innovation skills require ‘connect the dots’ skills. And today, if you’re in charge of innovation at your organization, you are living in information overload. There’s just no way around it. You have to be able to filter and connect the unconnected. That’s the challenge. How do you do it?

I don’t claim to have the answer to this problem, but I do have a very simple method to jump-start my brain.