Michael Iva writes an interesting PDF on the death of an idea. I don’t think it will change your life dramatically, but I do think it’s worth a quick read. Effectively running an organization where ideas can prosper, people can thrive and the world can be changed is no easy task. Here, he gives a few strategies for doing this simply by not not doing it. Confused yet? Ten highlights from his little PDF …
- Everyone has an idea, and creating ideas is a form of creating art.
- It’s always easier to say no than yes to an idea. Don’t succumb!
- Be bold with your ideas, don’t let people talk you out of them!
- When people do talk you out of them, remember that “no” means “not right now.”
- Remember that your concept should be beneficial to you and all involved.
- For crying out loud, do not do what everyone else is doing.
- Be willing to make mistakes, they give birth to great ideas.
- “A great concept passes through three stages when it is now: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppressed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
- Being too safe is too risky.
- Don’t try to write poems to creativity. Please.
(link via Gary McElyea)