Always ask ‘What if?’
What if Mr. Memory lost his hand?
What if Mr. Hand lost his memory?
The more ideas you can generate the more likely you will land upon a good one (Quantity breeds Quality) - Sounds pretty good
Delay Criticism: Do not judge ideas until after you have generated your share. Perhaps you will let simmer an idea that at first glance is not obviously useful, but lo…
Welcome unusual ideas – Out of the box (You have read this far so this shouldn’t cause you problems)
Combine ideas (Power of Association)
-Derived from Osborn, ‘Applied Imagination’
A conclusion that necessarily follows from a set of premises.
All men are fascinating
Joe Bob is a man
Joe Bob must be fascinating
(Perhaps my first premise needs some work, but you get the drift)
An extension of knowledge: An educated guess: Not always true
I have only seen fat people at McDonalds, thus all McDonalds’ customers are fat
One slight adjustment makes the fallacious statement quite useful ‘thus I should likely find a fat person at McDonalds.’
Start at the end and work backwards. Why? It’s fun damn it!
Flip a coin
Care to dance? I am taking my driver’s exam. Your point?
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Observe (With a quiet mind)
Engage (Remember: Flu Shot, Antibacterial hand lotion, Airborne)
Read, Read, Read
Meditate, probiotics, strolls in the park, long showers, call your friend Skip, listen to John Cage recordings…
Take tons of notes