Welcome to my series on “How to have great ideas”. On this page, you’ll find links to the articles I’ve written detailing strategies for having great ideas.
You can read each article in sequence, or jump straight to the strategy you’re most interested in. Each post is designed to stand alone, although they do also refer to and support each other.
As with anything in life, there’s no single silver bullet that will fix everything, but each strategy will add to your toolkit, and help you generate more, and better, ideas.
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The ten strategies for how to have great ideas
Reading Time: 7 minutes This is the “capstone” strategy for this series, because it is the strategy that can wrap around all the other strategies: use your strengths. It’s
Reading Time: 5 minutes So far in the series, we’ve looked at strategies that directly apply to our thinking. In this post, we’ll look at a strategy that helps
Reading Time: 7 minutes We’re shifting focus slightly in this post, to look at a strategy that will keep our thinking and idea generation as broad and open as
Reading Time: 6 minutes An often-overlooked strategy for generating great ideas is to use a theme or vision to drive our thinking. You can use this approach in conjunction
Reading Time: 6 minutes This strategy sounds counter-intuitive, but the “know nothing, be curious” approach puts us on the pathway to developing fresh perspectives and gaining insights. And from