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Introduction to ThinkCube, a new innovation tool from MetaMemes. This is an updated presentation that works better with SlideShare

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2. quot;You aren't going to have good ideas, unless you have lots of ideasLinus Pauling (Nobel Prize Winning Scientist)All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 3. THERE IS NO SILVER BULLETTOINNOVATION BUTYOU CAN LEVERAGEINNOVATION FUNDAMENTALSAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 4. 4 KEY FUNDAMENTALS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 5. 1 INTERSECTION OF DOMAINS All decisive advances in the history of scientific thought can be described in terms of mental cross-fertilization between different disciplines. Arthur Koestler (Researcher) All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 6. SMALL WORLD PHENOMENON STRONG TIES CLOSE FRIENDS ANDCO-WORKERS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 7. SMALL WORLD PHENOMENONWEAK TIESFRIENDS OF FRIENDSMOST PEOPLE FIND THEIR SPOUSES AND NEW JOBS THROUGH WEAK TIESAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 8. INNOVATION SOCIAL NETWORK BRING PEOPLE AND IDEASFROM DISPARATE FIELDS TOGETHER I.E. WEAK LINKS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 9. T-SHAPEDPEOPLE BROAD RANGE OF INTERESTS&DEEP KNOWLEDGE IN A FEW FIELDSAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 10. SWEET SPOT DOMAINSPEOPLEBest Ideas TRENDS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 11. 2 COMBINATORY PLAY Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought. Albert Einstein All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 12. WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU CROSS AXCEMENT MIXERCHICKENAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 13. A BRICK LAYER COMBINE IDEAS TOFORM NEW IDEASAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 14. GUTENBERG CROSSED THE COIN PUNCH AND WINE PRESS TO CREATE THE PRINTING PRESSAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 15. IDEA EVOLUTION EVOLVING IDEAS AT THESPEED OF THOUGHT All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 16. PLAY GAMESGAMES quot;A [good] game is Collaborative a series of interesting Funchoices ImmersiveSid Meier (Game Designer) A safeenvironment topractice skillsAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 17. PLAYING GAMES = FLOW FLOW IS THE MENTAL STATE OF BEING FULLY IMMERSED IN AN ACTIVITYPROPOSED BY MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI AFTERRESEARCHING ARTISTSAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 18. CHALLENGE NOT IN FLOWIf the challengeand skills dont match you get ANXIETYANXIETY ORBOREDOMBOREDOMSKILLS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 19. FLOWBALANCES CHALLENGE SKILLS & CHALLENGES SKILLS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 20. 3INCUBATION I back away from conscious thought and turn the problem over to my unconscious mind. It will scan a broader array of patterns and find some new close fits from other information stored in my brain. Art Fry (inventor of Post-It)All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 21. EUREKA! IDEAS WILL COME TO YOU IN THEODDEST PLACESARCHIMEDESBATH TUBAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 22. 1 WEEK LATER KEY INSIGHTDURING PLAYTESTING IDISCOVERED THE BEST IDEAS CAME 1 WEEK AFTER PLAYINGAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 23. THINKCUBATION TURN INCUBATION FROM PASSIVE STEP TO ACTIVEPROCESSITERATE BETWEENTHINKING &INCUBATINGAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 24. 4 BRAINSTORMING SKILL you can deliver more value, create more energy, and foster more innovation through better brainstorming. Tom Kelley, The Art of Innovation.All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 25. BRAINSTORMING NOT WORKING? 1. Lack of process or structure. 2. Lack of skilled facilitator. 3. Lack of skilled participants. 4. No agreement of the problem. 5. Lack of stimuli. 6. Pressure to be creative on cue. 7. Pressure to converge quickly!!! 8. Lack of follow up.All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 26. HOW IDEO DOES IT How IDEO does innovation Brainstorming is a pervasive cultural influence at IDEO. Its part of every project and every day. Brainstorming is a skill and an art to be practiced and perfected. Its learning to play piano rather than learning to tie your shoelaces. Brainstorming requires a structured but flexible environment. All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 27. BRAINSTORMINGonly when thestakes are high =RUNNING amarathon with NOprior training All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 28. Effective brainstorming is NOT a JUST-IN-TIME ACTIVITY.PRACTICE PRACTICE. PRACTICE..All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 29. BRAIN TRAINING The latest research in Neuroscience shows that the brain is plastic and can be trained to be smarter! Through training games like BrainAge and some new games that develop fluid intelligence you can develop your mental abilities. All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 30. ENTER THE MENTAL GYMPLAY MENTAL GAMES TODEVELOP CREATIVEMUSCLES!All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 31. TH!NKCUBE All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 32. INNOVATION WORKSTATION Idea Library with 200 ThinkCube Packaging Ideas, Words anddesigned to be an Mutation CardsInnovation WorkStation Idea Notepads toIdea Handbook and collect your own ideasQuickstart guide that to add to the Ideaexplains the Library ThinkCubation ProcessAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 33. IDEA LIBRARYH.G. WELLS COLLECTED IDEAS ON INDEX CARDS AND STOREDTHEM IN A CARD CATALOGAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 34. THINKCUBE IDEA LIBRARYTHINKCUBE IDEA LIBRARY CONSISTS OF 200 STIMULATING IDEAS,WORDS AND CREATIVITY TECHNIQUESAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 35. IDEAS ThinkCube provides a variety of ideas that aredrawn from disparatefields/domains anthropology, technology, biology, history, archeology,trendsAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 36. WORDSWords are raw materials to create new ideas. Relatingan idea to a word can generate new and wonderful ideas. This is based on the Random Word creative technique.All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 37. MUTATIONS Mutation cards are creativetechniques designed to beused together with theCombinatory Play technique. When combining ideas together you can use Mutation cards to form interesting mutantoff-spring.All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 38. INDIVIDUAL THINKCUBATION All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 39. INDIVIDUAL THINKCUBATION STIMULATE THINKDraw 6 cards. Immerse yourself.Combine 2 or more. Ideas should looselyrelate to goal.DEFINE Write down your goal for the EVALUATE session. Assess new ideas.INCUBATEELABORATE Day dream, doodle, go Prototype. Prototype. on with your life. Prototype.All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 40. THINKCUBATION EXAMPLEDevelop a new product to leverage the Baby Boomer generationcoming to retirement.Genetic Algorithm, Nanotechnology, Light Bulb, Detective,Currency, Expand Baby Boomer + Currency = An investment fund dedicated tosolving a particular disease.Its feasible. Refinement Potential. Research. Business Plan. Share. Get feedback. All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 41. GROUP THINKCUBATION All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 42. THINK INSIDE THE CUBE All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 43. IDEA DRAWER DRAWER TO STORE ALL IDEAS CARDS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 44. WORD DRAWER DRAWER TO STORE ALL WORD CARDS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 45. MUTATION DRAWER DRAWER TO STORE ALL MUTATION CARDSAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 46. THINKCUBATOR DRAWER DRAWER TO STORE ALL YOUR WORKING IDEAS All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 47. THINKCUBATOR INSTRUCTIONSAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 48. EVALUATE All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 49. INCUBATE All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 50. ELABORATEAll Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 51. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ThinkCube comes packaged in an eye-catching orange box that is CHUCK FREY INNOVATIONcertain to be a conversation starter. It literally screams, quot;Wow!quot; EXPERT OWNER OF Kes Sampanthar has succeeded in designing an innovation tool thatINNOVATION TOOLScombines a wealth of right-brain stimuli to whack your synapses with a simple left-brained process that will help users to get the bestresults from it. combining random ideas and concepts to come up with THOMASnew insights to problems Kes Sampanthar has put thatDUFF process into a system that makes it much easier The packaging of the system is pretty cool Definitely a TOP AMAZON great idea and a product well-executed.REVIEWER The game outlines a process of creative thinking meant to getROHIT people to quot;thinkcubatequot; more effectively on ideas and drive innovation within their organizationBHARGAVASVP OGILIVYIf finding more creativity in the new year was one of your bigresolutions, picking up a ThinkCube might be a great place to start.All Rights Reserved MetaMemes 2008 52. RETHINK CLICK CUBE TO FIND OUT MOREWWW.METAMEMES.COM